Sealed or Stamped???

English translation: to seal

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Spanish term or phrase:sellar un documento oficial
English translation:to seal
Entered by: imenta

11:42 Feb 14, 2001
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Spanish term or phrase: Sealed or Stamped???
When talking about an official document... do we use "seal" or "stamp" for the Spanish "sellar"???

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imenta
Local time: 07:02
to seal
Explanation:
You seal an official document.
A stamp, or to stamp can also be used for documents but doesnt have the official meaning in my opinion. It can be just a commercial stamp, a stamp from the post office, etc..

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Elisa Capelão
Local time: 07:02
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nasealed
Parrot
naSeal
trans4u (X)
nato seal
Elisa Capelão
nawith seal affixed
Yolanda Broad


  

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6 mins
with seal affixed


Explanation:
Neither one. Sealed would be "closed with glue or some other fixative" and "stamped" would only apply to either (1) a stamp stuck onto the document or (2) a rubber stamped image/word.

Here is an explanation from Termium:

English:Litigation
Sseal s CORRECT,NOUN
CONT - In matters of succession, the placing, by the proper officer, of seals on the effects of a succession for the purpose of preserving them and for the interest of third person. The **seals are affixed** by order of the judge having jurisdiction. s


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Yolanda Broad
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11 mins
to seal


Explanation:
You seal an official document.
A stamp, or to stamp can also be used for documents but doesnt have the official meaning in my opinion. It can be just a commercial stamp, a stamp from the post office, etc..




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Elisa Capelão
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13 mins
Seal


Explanation:
Official documents are stamped with a seal (birth certificates, marriage license, notarized documents,etc.).

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trans4u (X)
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14 mins
sealed


Explanation:
"poner sello". The other is "timbrado" (in the post office, documentary stamps or what's called "papel timbrado de pagos al Estado").

Parrot
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