a efectos de

English translation: for the purpose of [release]

10:48 May 10, 2018
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Law/Patents - Law (general)
Spanish term or phrase: a efectos de
Buenos días:
Estoy traduciendo un documento por el que se concede libertad a un preso y aparece esta frase:
Para que así conste, expido el presente certificado a efectos de libertad.
Me plantea dificultades la transmisión de esta última parte.
Agradecería mucho sus sugerencias.
English translation:for the purpose of [release]
I am sure this is what it means.

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3 +9for the purpose of [release]
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for the purpose of [release]

I am sure this is what it means.

Jane Martin
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agree  neilmac
3 mins
  -> Thanks Neil.

agree  Charles Davis
34 mins
  -> Thanks Charles.

agree  Mónica Hanlan
54 mins
  -> Thanks Monica

agree  Robert Forstag
1 hr
  -> Thank you Robert

agree  Maru Villanueva
2 hrs

neutral  philgoddard: I agree that "for the purpose of" is one translation of "a efectos de", but "for the purpose of release" doesn't convey an instantly clear meaning.
5 hrs

agree  Gabriela Alvarez
8 hrs

agree  AllegroTrans: yes except for 'release' which doesn’t convey anything on its own
9 hrs

agree  India Prout
1 day 3 hrs

agree  Robert Carter: Yes, but "for the purpose of" is longwinded, and you need to add "his/her". How about simply "for his release"?
3 days 20 hrs
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