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12:55 Sep 5, 2000
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
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
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naACUCIOSIDAD: diligence, assiduousness, attentivenessJesús Paredes
na"Diligence" is exactly the right word. However...Heathcliff



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

...it seems that the Ecuadoran Judge (or his/her clerk) may have had a momentary lapse. 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.

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Yolanda Broad
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ACUCIOSIDAD: diligence, assiduousness, attentiveness

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

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