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English translation: an official stamp ...

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12:55 Jul 9, 2001
Spanish to English translations [Non-PRO]
Spanish term or phrase: diligencia ...
Diligencia: Para hacer constar que la presente fotocopia es fiel y exacta reproduccion de su original, que me ha sido exhibido.
Malaga 3 Jul 2001
Can anyone tell me what this means? It appears alongside a stamp at the bottom of a letter.
Julie Neill
Spain
Local time: 20:47
English translation:an official stamp ...
Explanation:
I hereby certify that this photocopy is a true and faithful reproduction of the original which has been shown to me.

Dated Malaga, July 3rd 2001.
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Nigel Patterson
United States
Local time: 13:47
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Summary of answers provided
na +1The word has no real equivalent in English and stands for
Parrot
na +1an official stamp ...Nigel Patterson
na[ADDENDUM]DR. RICHARD BAVRY
naStampRandi Stenstrop
naAttestation, or, endorsementSean Lyle
na -1official statementDR. RICHARD BAVRY


  

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13 mins peer agreement (net): -1
official statement


Explanation:
Official statement: to provide evidence that this photocopy is a true and exact copy reproduction of its original, which I exhibited. Malaga 3 July 2001


    experience and various dictionaries
DR. RICHARD BAVRY
PRO pts in pair: 94

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Nigel Patterson: not 'Which I exhibited..'!
7 mins
  -> Right! I was a bit too hasty!
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14 mins
[ADDENDUM]


Explanation:
Whoops! You need only "copy" or "reproduction"...your choice!


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DR. RICHARD BAVRY
PRO pts in pair: 94
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18 mins peer agreement (net): +1
an official stamp ...


Explanation:
I hereby certify that this photocopy is a true and faithful reproduction of the original which has been shown to me.

Dated Malaga, July 3rd 2001.

Nigel Patterson
United States
Local time: 13:47
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 27

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agree  flaviofbg
3 mins
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50 mins
Attestation, or, endorsement


Explanation:
Someone is bearing witness to the veracity of the document so we need a word to reflect this.

"ratification", "affidavit", "authentication" might also do.

Sean Lyle
Local time: 20:47
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 63
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1 hr
Stamp


Explanation:
"I hereby confirm that this is an exact photocopy of the orginal document, which has been shown to me."

You would find nothing corresponding to "diligencia" in an English confirmation, so I should simply not translate it.

An "exact" photocopy is defined as one from which nothing has been left out and to which nothing has been added.



Randi Stenstrop
Local time: 20:47
Native speaker of: Danish
PRO pts in pair: 6
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2 hrs peer agreement (net): +1
The word has no real equivalent in English and stands for


Explanation:
the whole process/procedure which the person authenticating has gone through to authenticate the document. Otherwise, it could be translated as "process", "procedure", "proceedings" ("trámites" in administrative law). The documentary stamp bears witness. You could translate it with any word to that effect.

Parrot
Spain
Local time: 20:47
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 7645

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agree  David Meléndez Tormen
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