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14:32 Aug 12, 2000
Spanish to English translations [Non-PRO]
Law/Patents
Spanish term or phrase: Procurador de la Administracion
Constitution of Panama: Las leyes seran propuestas por el Procurador General de la Nacion ... y el Procurador de la Administracion.
Rgaspari
United States
Local time: 22:20
English translation:>> see below <<
Explanation:
The "Procurador General de la Nacion" is simply the Attorney General (because that title is understood as referring to the most senior attorney in the national government). If you want to be more specific, you could say "Attorney General of Panama," which is analogous to "Attorney General of the United States of America."

The "Procurador de la Administracion" could be the attorney who handles administrative matters within the office of the Procurador General; however, because these two officials jointly propose laws, it would be logical for the executive branch of the government (i.e., the administration of the then-current President of the Nation) to be represented. Therefore, the title "Legal Representative of the Executive Branch [or "of the Administration"]" would be logical. (There is no directly equivalent office in the U.S.A., so a somewhat literal translation would be justified; possibly with an explanatory footnote.) -- Hope this helps a little!
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Heathcliff
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Local time: 22:20
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Thanks again Heather for the great explanation.
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na>> see below <<Heathcliff
naAttorney General.
Luis Luis


  

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43 mins
Attorney General.


Explanation:
"The nation's Attorney General, and the Administration' Attorney".

Buena suerte.

Luis M. Luis

Luis Luis
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Local time: 00:20
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in pair: 171

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Explanation:
The "Procurador General de la Nacion" is simply the Attorney General (because that title is understood as referring to the most senior attorney in the national government). If you want to be more specific, you could say "Attorney General of Panama," which is analogous to "Attorney General of the United States of America."

The "Procurador de la Administracion" could be the attorney who handles administrative matters within the office of the Procurador General; however, because these two officials jointly propose laws, it would be logical for the executive branch of the government (i.e., the administration of the then-current President of the Nation) to be represented. Therefore, the title "Legal Representative of the Executive Branch [or "of the Administration"]" would be logical. (There is no directly equivalent office in the U.S.A., so a somewhat literal translation would be justified; possibly with an explanatory footnote.) -- Hope this helps a little!

Heathcliff
United States
Local time: 22:20
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 843
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Thanks again Heather for the great explanation.

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