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English translation: (Public) Attorney's office

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Portuguese term or phrase:Procuradoria
English translation:(Public) Attorney's office
Entered by: Marlene Curtis
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00:25 Dec 6, 2010
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Government / Politics / PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
Portuguese term or phrase: Procuradoria
Looking for a general term. I don't think attorneys would work for 'Procuradores' lato sensu. Public prosecutors? Perhaps.

I know PROCURADORIA GERAL DA REPÚBLICA would be equivalent to the OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES.
Nevertheless, over there it is part of the USDOJ, whereas in Brazil PROCURADORES do not report to the 'Ministro da Justiça.'

To make matters worse, there are PROUCURADORIAS (AND PROCURADORES!) at several Government entities and agencies, i.g., Procuradoria da Fazenda.
Cesar Sanchez
Brazil
Local time: 10:00
(Public) Attorney's office
Explanation:

The term includes state and federal attorney's offices here in the USA.

http://pt.bab.la/dicionario/ingles-portugues/attorney-genera...
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Marlene Curtis
United States
Local time: 07:00
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4 +3(Public) Attorney's officeMarlene Curtis
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procuradores
Carlos Quandt
Procurador
Salvador Scofano and Gry Midttun
Public Prosecutions
Gilmar Fernandes

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(Public) Attorney's office


Explanation:

The term includes state and federal attorney's offices here in the USA.

http://pt.bab.la/dicionario/ingles-portugues/attorney-genera...

Marlene Curtis
United States
Local time: 07:00
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in category: 110
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Allan Arch
15 hrs
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agree  Shirley Leite
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agree  Gilmar Fernandes
1 day 11 hrs
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Reference: procuradores

Reference information:
Junto ao poder público, procurador é quem representa, conforme determinado em lei, uma pessoa jurídica de direito público ou um órgão público, seja no processo judicial, seja em questões extrajudiciais. A lei é que determina quais os poderes conferidos ao procurador.
Podem ser procuradores de municípios, de estados, ou federais. Podem também representar especificamente uma autarquia ou fundação pública.

No Ministério Público federal (brasileiro), todos os integrantes são chamados de procuradores (ou seja, não há promotor federal.)


    Reference: http://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Procurador
    Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prosecutor
Carlos Quandt
Brazil
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7 hrs
Reference: Procurador

Reference information:
Entendo que o colega esteja procurando o termo geral equivalente para procurador. Ou seja, um termo não específico.

Pela referência abaixo, vi o termo "attorney" ser usado para o caso de proteção ao consumidor. Espero que ajude.

http://www.proz.com/kudoz/spanish_to_english/law_general/806...

Salvador Scofano and Gry Midttun
Norway
Native speaker of: Native in NorwegianNorwegian, Native in PortuguesePortuguese
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Reference: Public Prosecutions

Reference information:
Cesar,

It may be worth reading this Wikipedia article and then decide what you want to use for your translation....is your target readers/client in the U.S. ? For the US, I tend to agree with Marlene's posting, but if you want a more generic term, then it's a tough decision :)
Bom trabalho!
Gilmar


    Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prosecutor
Gilmar Fernandes
United States
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Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 40

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agree  Allan Arch
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