acordar dictar

05:48 Apr 20, 2005
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Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Transport / Transportation / Shipping
Spanish term or phrase: acordar dictar
From a Spanish governmental bulletin on the legalization process for aliens:
"La Comisión Permanente del Consejo de Empadronamiento ha *acordado dictar* las instrucctiones técnicas que los Ayuntamientos deberán seguir..."
Does this mean that they have agreed to issue the instructions, or that that they have agreed among themselves on the instructions that are to be issued?
Daniel Burns
Local time: 06:24

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4 +1agreed to issue
Andrée Goreux
5agreed to announce
Manuel Plaza
4see comment below

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agreed to issue

it is not agree to dictate, in Spanish it means to issue orders, etc. as these are dictated to someone and then communicated to interested parties.

Andrée Goreux
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agreed to announce

Another option is: agreed to dictate

Manuel Plaza
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see comment below

I wanted to comment above but the option didn't appear for some reason.

I understand your doubt and considered your second option, but if it were that they had agreed upon or approved the instructions to be issued, the verb dictar would lose considerable weight. The main thing is that they will issue the instructions, in fact I think this is just another way of saying that they plan to and will...

Hope this helps.

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