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English translation: court-ordered debt payments

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14:33 Dec 23, 2000
Portuguese to English translations [PRO]
Law/Patents
Portuguese term or phrase: precatórios
Especialização da estrutura para a programação de pagamento de precatórios na unidade da federação em que haja mais de uma Procuradoria da Previdência Social
Dictionaries give "writ of mandamus". Do they have to pay for these?
Paul Sadur
Local time: 10:12
English translation:court-ordered debt payments
Explanation:
It's true that "carta precatoria" is virtually the same as letters rogatory, even though the letter is not to a foreign judge, but simply to a judge in different jurisdiction.

However, in this context it probably refers to the fact that in Brazil, judgments against the government must be satisfied out of budgetary appropriations upon issuance of a special judicial order called a precatório.

By the way, in 1996-97 the "escândalo dos precatórios" concerned issuance of state and municipal-guaranteed bonds above the borrowing limits set for state or municipal indebtedness, in order to pay off court judgments. In the "scandal," bogus "precatorios" were created so that bonds could be issued to pay unauthorized expenses, thereby getting around the budget limits. The Washington Post (11/25/99), on article in corruption in Brazil, later wrote “...an investigation found that members of a congressional budget committee had funneled hundreds of millions of dollars to consrtruction companies in a complicated kickback scheme.”
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Donna Sandin
United States
Local time: 11:12
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Thanks, Donna:
I had finally decided to use "letters rogatory," which, as I understand, can refer to request by one court to another court in another jurisdiction within the same country, not only between foreign countries. (Although in U.S. jurisprudence, "foreign" oftens means another state of the Union, which harks back to the state of affairs prior to the Civil War or 'War of Nawthun Agression' ;<).)
I like your suggestion but may shorten it to "court-ordered payments."
Thanks again, Donna.
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nacourt-ordered debt payments
Donna Sandin
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Rogatory letter


Explanation:
You really have your work cut out for you. My legal dictionary gives this definition, but it applies to the precatório itself, not the department that deals with them.

Yes, they have to be paid out since this is a legal instrument. There was a big scandal in Brazil, a while back, about some fraudulent practices with these rogatory letters.

Best wishes for a Merry Christmas!


    Noronha - Legal Dictionary 3rd Edition, 2000
    www.observadorlegal.com.br or www.legalobserver.com
xxxLumen
Brazil
Local time: 14:12
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court-ordered debt payments


Explanation:
It's true that "carta precatoria" is virtually the same as letters rogatory, even though the letter is not to a foreign judge, but simply to a judge in different jurisdiction.

However, in this context it probably refers to the fact that in Brazil, judgments against the government must be satisfied out of budgetary appropriations upon issuance of a special judicial order called a precatório.

By the way, in 1996-97 the "escândalo dos precatórios" concerned issuance of state and municipal-guaranteed bonds above the borrowing limits set for state or municipal indebtedness, in order to pay off court judgments. In the "scandal," bogus "precatorios" were created so that bonds could be issued to pay unauthorized expenses, thereby getting around the budget limits. The Washington Post (11/25/99), on article in corruption in Brazil, later wrote “...an investigation found that members of a congressional budget committee had funneled hundreds of millions of dollars to consrtruction companies in a complicated kickback scheme.”


Donna Sandin
United States
Local time: 11:12
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 1112
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Thanks, Donna:
I had finally decided to use "letters rogatory," which, as I understand, can refer to request by one court to another court in another jurisdiction within the same country, not only between foreign countries. (Although in U.S. jurisprudence, "foreign" oftens means another state of the Union, which harks back to the state of affairs prior to the Civil War or 'War of Nawthun Agression' ;<).)
I like your suggestion but may shorten it to "court-ordered payments."
Thanks again, Donna.
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