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English translation: appears (In legal formula) BEFORE ME

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Spanish term or phrase:COMPARECE
English translation:appears (In legal formula) BEFORE ME
Entered by: Parrot
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10:46 Feb 13, 2001
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Law/Patents
Spanish term or phrase: COMPARECE
Is APPEARS preferable to WITNESSETH?
(British English)
David López Aragón
United Kingdom
Local time: 09:46
BEFORE ME
Explanation:
If this appears at the beginning of a section of a legal document (it usually takes this form), its a formula equivalent to:

BEFORE ME, ... Notary Public of ... have appeared:
ONE THE ONE HAND, Party X....
AND ON THE OTHER HAND, Party Y...

In this sense, it means to appear (before a court, judge or authorized civil servant).
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Parrot
Spain
Local time: 10:46
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Cheers!
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Summary of answers provided
naBEFORE ME
Parrot
naAppear (plural) o appears (singular)
BelkisDV
naTHERE APPEARadradas
naTo appear in court = comparecerxxxOso
naappear/compear
Yolanda Broad
naPodria dar un poco de contexto?
Elise Hendrick


  

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5 mins
Podria dar un poco de contexto?


Explanation:
La preferencia dependera de la clase de documento. De que se trata? "Witnesseth" generalmente se usa al principio de un contrato u otra clase de acuerdo. "Comparece" en el sentido de "Appears" generalmente se refiere a la presencia de una parte a algo (litigacion, etc.) Pero no podria estar segura sin saber de que clase es el documento.

Elise Hendrick
United States
Local time: 04:46
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in GermanGerman
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6 mins
appear/compear


Explanation:
From Termium:

English:Practice (Law)
appear s CORRECT
compear s CORRECT,SEE RECORD,GR. BRITAINOBS - enter an appearance s
OBS - compearance: (Scotch) An appearance in an action or proceeding. s
1999-01-19

I think I'd use "appear" rather than "compear"...


    Reference: http://www.termium.com
Yolanda Broad
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7 mins
To appear in court = comparecer


Explanation:
Quien comparece ante un tribunal, no necesariamente lo hace como testigo (witness); por lo tanto "appears" puede usarse como tal y no como una opción de la palabra testigo.

Espero que le sea de utilidad.
Saludos afectuosos de OSO ¶:^)


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xxxOso
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16 mins
THERE APPEAR


Explanation:
Para mí la traducción sería "THERE APPEAR", por lo menos así lo he visto en algunos documentos.

espero que te sirva!

Laura.

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17 mins
BEFORE ME


Explanation:
If this appears at the beginning of a section of a legal document (it usually takes this form), its a formula equivalent to:

BEFORE ME, ... Notary Public of ... have appeared:
ONE THE ONE HAND, Party X....
AND ON THE OTHER HAND, Party Y...

In this sense, it means to appear (before a court, judge or authorized civil servant).

Parrot
Spain
Local time: 10:46
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 7645
Grading comment
Cheers!

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1 day 10 hrs
Appear (plural) o appears (singular)


Explanation:
NO es lo mismo que Witness (testigo o atestiguar). Ej: THERE APPEARS MR. Gonzalez, represented by his legal counsel" Comparece el Sr. Gonzalez, representado por su apoderado (abogado, etc.)

Tambien puede usarse "COMPARECE(N) por ante mi....depende del resto del contexto. Es una terminologia muy formal utilizada en documentos legales.

Buena suerte!
Belkis


    Butterworth's Legal Dictionary/ English>Spanish
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BelkisDV
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