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English translation: ACUCIOSIDAD: diligence, assiduousness, attentiveness

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12:50 Sep 5, 2000
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Law/Patents
Spanish term or phrase: acuosidad
I am translating a South-American (Ecuador) legal document, and in this part the Judge states that he has followed the case with all the "acuosidad" possible. I could't find the term in any of my dictionaries, in this context, so have translated it as "diligence", but only because it seemed that this was what was meant. I would love to have a confirmation/re-assurance!!
Patricia Stephenson
Spain
Local time: 02:45
English translation:ACUCIOSIDAD: diligence, assiduousness, attentiveness
Explanation:
The correct Spanish word is "ACUCIOSIDAD": Calidad de acucioso (Diligente, solícito, movido por deseo vehemente): Diccionario Larousse.
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Jesús Paredes
Local time: 21:45
Grading comment
Many many thanks for your answer and explanation. It didn't occur to me that a Judge (!) would make a mistake like that and use acuosidad instead of acuciosidad - could have been the clerk of course!

Patricia
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Summary of answers provided
naACUCIOSIDAD: diligence, assiduousness, attentivenessJesús Paredes
naThen there's "ACUIDAD" which means mental acuity or AGUDEZA (de los sentidos)AWatts
naTaking all things into consideration.
Luis Luis
na"Diligence" is exactly the right word. However...Heathcliff


  

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11 mins
"Diligence" is exactly the right word. However...


Explanation:
...it seems that the Ecuadoran Judge (or his/her clerk) may have nodded. The intended Spanish word was probably "asiduidad," which means precisely "diligence" or "assiduousness."

Your instinct about the dubiousness of "acuosidad" might merit a footnote, because this word literally means "aqueousness" or "wateriness" -- hardly the meaning Hizzoner had in mind. Or so one hopes.

Heathcliff
United States
Local time: 17:45
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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12 mins
Taking all things into consideration.


Explanation:
I think this term is a figurative term using the fluidity of water, which permeates (and gets into) everything as a metaphor. This shows that he considered (or permeated through) everything to make his decision.


Regards.

Luis Luis

Luis Luis
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Local time: 19:45
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Then there's "ACUIDAD" which means mental acuity or AGUDEZA (de los sentidos)


Explanation:
I would think a judge would use his mental acuity to determine matters with deliberance & widom. Just a thought!! Good Luck, Abril W.


    American Heritage Larousse Spanish Dictionary
AWatts
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ACUCIOSIDAD: diligence, assiduousness, attentiveness


Explanation:
The correct Spanish word is "ACUCIOSIDAD": Calidad de acucioso (Diligente, solícito, movido por deseo vehemente): Diccionario Larousse.

Jesús Paredes
Local time: 21:45
PRO pts in pair: 151
Grading comment
Many many thanks for your answer and explanation. It didn't occur to me that a Judge (!) would make a mistake like that and use acuosidad instead of acuciosidad - could have been the clerk of course!

Patricia

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