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El C. Presidente Municipal y Oficial del Registro Civil de Este Lugar

English translation: presidente municipal

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Spanish term or phrase:El C. Presidente Municipal y Oficial del Registro Civil de Este Lugar
English translation:presidente municipal
Entered by: Yolanda Broad
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11:26 Jan 16, 2001
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Spanish term or phrase: El C. Presidente Municipal y Oficial del Registro Civil de Este Lugar
This appears in the beginning of a divorce decree from Mexico. What does the abreviation "El C." mean? I know El is "The" but what does "C." Thanks. Ida Lee
Ida Lee
presidente municipal
Explanation:
This title is not directly translatable. I have looked at a number of Google-located websites with texts in both Spanish and English, and the title remains unchanged in English. Here is a partial explanation for you: "he holds the position of presidente municipal (over the municipio, roughly equivalent to a U.S. county)" ( taken from: www.arts-history.mx/cuento/cluff5.html). The closest you could get, in US English, would be: halfway between a county commissioner and a county judge. Presidentes municipales govern municipios, which actually are more local than counties (more like townships in some US states): they authorize purchases, oversee local services, *and* perform mariages, etc. The one we had dealings with in the state of Tlazcala, because he held the purse strings to the municipal funds, was the person to see to obtain financing of public works projects.

I'd recommend you leave the title in Spanish, and add a parenthetical explanation: roughly equivalent to county commissioner/county judge.

For examples of the use of presidente municipal in English, see:
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Yolanda Broad
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Local time: 04:53
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Thank you. Your explanation was thorough and very informative. Just what I needed. Ida
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4Town Mayor and Civil RegistrarGeoffrey Pratt
na +1"C" means "ciudadano" (citizen) and wouldn't normally be translated
Robert Dillon
napresidente municipal
Yolanda Broad


  

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presidente municipal


Explanation:
This title is not directly translatable. I have looked at a number of Google-located websites with texts in both Spanish and English, and the title remains unchanged in English. Here is a partial explanation for you: "he holds the position of presidente municipal (over the municipio, roughly equivalent to a U.S. county)" ( taken from: www.arts-history.mx/cuento/cluff5.html). The closest you could get, in US English, would be: halfway between a county commissioner and a county judge. Presidentes municipales govern municipios, which actually are more local than counties (more like townships in some US states): they authorize purchases, oversee local services, *and* perform mariages, etc. The one we had dealings with in the state of Tlazcala, because he held the purse strings to the municipal funds, was the person to see to obtain financing of public works projects.

I'd recommend you leave the title in Spanish, and add a parenthetical explanation: roughly equivalent to county commissioner/county judge.

For examples of the use of presidente municipal in English, see:


    Reference: http://www.google.com/search?q=+%22presidente+municipal%22&h...
Yolanda Broad
United States
Local time: 04:53
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 668
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Thank you. Your explanation was thorough and very informative. Just what I needed. Ida
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2 hrs peer agreement (net): +1
"C" means "ciudadano" (citizen) and wouldn't normally be translated


Explanation:

So "El C. Presidente Municipal y Oficial del Registro Civil"
would be "The mayor and civil registrar (or if you prefer "registrar of births, marriages and deaths").

Presidente municipal = alcalde = mayor.


Robert Dillon
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Local time: 03:53
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Town Mayor and Civil Registrar


Explanation:
This seems to me to be a better interpretation of this title.

Geoffrey Pratt
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