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Spanish to English translations [PRO] Law/Patents - Law (general) / water legislation
Spanish term or phrase:merced(es) de agua
"Mercedes de agua" are legal rights to use water granted by the state back in colonial times in Chile. Later, after independence, different legal rights were defined, called "derechos de agua" (water rights). My problem is finding a different translation for mercedes than "water rights"; according to my dictionary, literally merced means "mercy" or "favour", but I don't think I can use either of those.
Does anyone know of a standard term, or can anyone think of anything that I could use? Many thanks in advance!
Thanks to all of you for offering suggestions. I'm going to use water grant as it fits the context and best reflects the notion of a provisional water entitlement. Obviously three people suggested the same answer, but from the ordering it looks like Parrot got there first; but thanks again to all. 4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer
Explanation: sources indicate this is the same as paja(s) de agua. You can check out the above term in context (Google) and see if it fits your case.
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Thanks to all of you for offering suggestions. I'm going to use water grant as it fits the context and best reflects the notion of a provisional water entitlement. Obviously three people suggested the same answer, but from the ordering it looks like Parrot got there first; but thanks again to all.
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