signera och underteckna

04:57 Feb 13, 2018
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Swedish to English translations [PRO]
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Swedish term or phrase: signera och underteckna
This sentence suggests that a distinction is being made between "signera" and "underteckna":

"Leverantören fyller i detta dokument elektroniskt, skriver ut, signerar och undertecknar dokumenten samt bifogar det till anbudsansökan [...]"

I've seen some examples where "signera" means "to initial (i.e. endorse with one's initials)", while "underteckna" refers to actual signing. But "to intiial" seems like only one potential meaning of "signera" -- how should it be interpreted here?

G. L.
United States
Local time: 20:06

Summary of answers provided
3 +4Initial and sign
Diarmuid Kennan



3 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +4
Initial and sign

signera = initial, underteckna = sign (at least in this case).
The following is from

Sökanden åberopar till stöd för sin talan åsidosättande av skyldigheten för betygssättaren att först samråda med den betygsattes överordnade innan betygsrapporten upprättas, åsidosättande av skyldigheten för betygssättaren att låta dem signera varje sida och sedan underteckna den definitiva betygsrapporten, åsidosättande av motiveringsskyldigheten i den mån den andra betygssättaren inte angett skälen till att han inte beaktat de utlåtanden som tillfrågade överordnade gett.

In support of his application, the applicant pleads infringement of the assessor's prior duty to consult senior assessors before finalising the staff report, infringement of the assessor's duty to require them to initial each of the pages and to sign the definitive staff report, infringement of the duty to give reasons, in so far as the appeal assessor did not state why he did not take account of the opinions of the hierarchical superiors consulted.

Diarmuid Kennan
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Notes to answerer
Asker: Thank you for responding. This is the actually the example of "signera" that I referenced in my original post. However, it is the only relevant example I've found so far, and I'm concerned about relying on it too much: the other cases of "signera" that I've found do not support the idea that "to initial" can be safely assumed to be its translation in most cases. So, I remain uncertain about the answer to this question.

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