P. D.

12:45 Jul 5, 2000
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Spanish term or phrase: P. D.
Title? preceding name of official signing divorce certificate. From Mexico.
Nancy Swisher

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nasee below/ ver abajo
Paul García
naPruebas Diagnosticas
Telesforo Fernandez (X)
Elinor Thomas
naP. D.
Carol Strong (X)
naby order of (see below)
Joan Wallace (X)



14 mins
by order of (see below)

If this precedes the name of a signing officer, I think it may be P.O. rather than P.D. This is often written before the signature and stands for "por orden" if it is being signed by someone other than the officer in whose name it is being signed.

The Diccionario Comercial I-E/E-I is a little dictionary, but has a good list of abbreviations such as this.

Joan Wallace (X)
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P. D.

I think that Joan is right. It MUST be P. O. (by order of), because P. D. in Spanish is Post Data, or in English, Post Script (P. S.) I don't think that would make much sense in a divorce decree.

Carol Strong (X)
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2 hrs

I think Joan is right.
It means por orden de: or "en representación de:"
Good Luck!

Elinor Thomas
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Pruebas Diagnosticas

it is the person in charge of Pruebas Diagnosticas. before isuing death cerifcate the pesron has to carry pruebas diagnosticas.

Telesforo Fernandez (X)
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see below/ ver abajo

Si no es «PD» sino «PO», significa «por orden (de)». Esto se ve muy a menudo en documentos mejicanos. Espero que te ayudé. Suerte.

Paul García
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