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Lei Maior

English translation: Superseding law

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12:34 Jun 12, 2000
Portuguese to English translations [PRO]
Law/Patents
Portuguese term or phrase: Lei Maior
Atualmente, são mais de 130 países membros da OMC. Para esses países a OMC é o órgão de cúpula, guardiã dos direitos e obrigações em matéria de comércio internacional, pois os acordos celebrados no seu âmbito gozam do status de LEI MAIOR no comércio entre os seus membros.
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English translation:Superseding law
Explanation:
LEI MAIOR is a law which prevails over any other laws, in case of disputes. IT IS THE SUPERSEDING LAW OR A LAW THAT PREVAILS OVER OTHER LAWS.
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Telesforo Fernandez
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Summary of answers provided
naSUPREME LAWTelesforo Fernandez
naSuperseding lawTelesforo Fernandez
naalso "ultimate authority" or "of last resort"
Juan Caf
nagoverning law, controlling law
Donna Sandin
namajor law
Ivan Costa Pinto


  

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29 mins
major law


Explanation:
O texto quer dizer que, no intercâmbio entre os 130 países da OMC, o que fala mais alto são os acordos celebrados entre seus membros, e não as leis específicas de cada país que eventualmente tratem de comércio internacional.-----Portanto, major law.

Ivan Costa Pinto
United States
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36 mins
governing law, controlling law


Explanation:
I'm not at all sure about this. Go to WTO website (www.wto.org) and see if you find something in the WTO Final Act about this law superseding a country's other laws.

Within Brazil, Lei Maior usually is a synonym for the Constitution, employed by the eloquent legal writers.


    Reference: http://www.wto.org
Donna Sandin
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1 hr
also "ultimate authority" or "of last resort"


Explanation:
Lei maior in this case means it is the ultimate authority in the case. It is treated like a supreme court decision in the sense that there is no further appeal.

Juan Café

Juan Caf
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13 hrs
Superseding law


Explanation:
LEI MAIOR is a law which prevails over any other laws, in case of disputes. IT IS THE SUPERSEDING LAW OR A LAW THAT PREVAILS OVER OTHER LAWS.

Telesforo Fernandez
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8 days
SUPREME LAW


Explanation:
Por exemplo : A nossa Constituicao Federal eh a nossa lei maior. Assim dizem os brasileiros.
Fianlmente,seria uma solucao.

Telesforo Fernandez
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