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Spanish to English translations [PRO] Bus/Financial / business correspondence/correspondencia comercial
Spanish term or phrase:P/C
This term is in a business letter, and appears in the same line as the salutation.
The letter is signed by the president of the XXX medical research company and the chief investigator on the research study with which the letter deals. But the letter is also going out under the signature the "Director General" of the Ethics Committee of the YYY Health Research Committee, and that's where this term appears. I don't know what the relationship is between XXX and YYY. The term "P/C" appears at the beginning of the letter, beside the salutation. The name and position of the person to whom the letter is directed appear at the left (as usual) and in the same horizontal lines, at the right margin, we have:
P/C: [signature of Dr. Fulano]
below which is his typed name, and his position as director of the ethics committee.
Although I didn't make it clear in the original query, actually the Director General signed it himself by his own hand. However this answer--by authority--works well whether he delegated the signature or signed it himself. Marian's answer makes sense, too, if we consider that it might indicate "por cuenta [propia]". Thanks, Marian, for helpful correspondence on this query. I would like to have been able to award points to both answerers. 1 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer
So, I didn't think "por cuenta de" made sense, until I thought it could be "por cuenta [propia]" with the omitted "propia" understood. Does this make sense? If so, how do you suggest I should treat it-- is there an equivalent in English?
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on behalf of
Explanation: I suspect this is por cuenta de
However, admittedly, this is just an educated guess.