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10 de jul. 2017

vocabulary

Here is a list of words that keep cropping up in Catalan (and often Spanish) texts, and that need good translations into English, for obvious reasons.

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Comissió electoral ........ Electoral Commission (or board)
Col·legi electoral ......... Polling station
Mesa electoral ............ Voting table
Urna ........................ Ballot box


Sindicatura Electoral de Catalunya ...... Catalan Electoral Office. 
       President / Síndic Electoral ..............  Presiding officer / Chief Electoral Officer.
Sindicatura Electoral de demarcació .... Division Electoral Office.

Estatut d'autonomia ....... Statute of Autonomy (regional constitution)
Comunitat autònoma ........ Region (17 in Spain)
Nacionalitat .............. Stateless nation (Catalonia, and several other regions)
 
Conseller (de la Generalitat) .... Minister (of the Catalan government)
Generalitat de Catalunya ......... Governing institutions of Catalonia*
Parlament de Catalunya ........... Parliament (EAC 55 & ff)
President de la Generalitat ...... President of Catalonia (EAC67 & ff)
Govern i administració de la Generalitat ... Government (EAC68 & ff)

.......... Legal Advisory Commission (EAC72)
............ Economic, Social and Work Council (EAC72)
Departament (o "Conselleria) ..... Department, Ministry

Consell de Garanties Estatutàries. Council for Statutory Guarantees (EAC79)
Síndic de Greuges ................ Ombudsman (EAC80)
Sindicatura de Comptes ........... Audit Office (EAC81)
Consell de l'Audiovisual de Catalunya ... Catalan Broadcasting Authority (EAC82)




actuació ..................... proceeding
acusació ..................... indictment
admetre a tràmit ........... admit
advocacia de l'Estat ........State Legal Service
al·legar ....................... to claim
al·legat ....................... plea
arxivament (d'un cas) ..... closure (of a case)
arrostrar ..................... to face, to address
càrrega argumental ........ argumentative load
causa penal .................. criminal proceedings
cèdul·la ...................... writ
"colegir" ...................... deduce
contraposar .................. to play off
"dejación" ..................... neglect
delicte ......................... offence
demanda ...................... claim / lawsuit

demandante .................. plaintiff / complaining party
desobediència ................ contempt of court
diligencias .................... procedure
enjudiciament criminal (llei de) ... criminal procedure law
"enjuiciar" ..................... to try, to judge
erigir-se ....................... to claim to be
estimar  ...................... hold, uphold
fet imputat .................. alleged offence
fiscalia...................... public prosecutor's office
fiscal ....................... public prosecutor

impugnació (jurídica/legal)... legal challenge 
incoar ...................... initiate 
inhabilitació ................ debarment from public office, disqualification
interposar .................. lodge
interventor ................. comptroller
investigat ................... defendant
jutge d'instrucció .......... investigating judge
judici oral .................. oral trial
llei rituària ................. procedural law
lletrat ....................... counsel, solicitor
Magistrat ................... Judge
malversació de fons ....... embezzlement, misappropriation
ministerio fiscal............ attorney general's office, public prosecutor's office

nul·litat de ple dret ....... null and void
obstar ....................... to prevent, to be an obstacle 
ocioso ....................... futile
oportunidad ................ expediency
part actora .................. petitioning party
part dispositiva ............ enacting part
personar-se ................. appear
plet .......................... lawsuit
potestat .................... power, authority
prescindir .................... forego
pretensió .................... claim
prevaricació ................. prevarication, economic malfeasance

previsor ...................... far-sighted, anticipatory
procedència ................. appropriateness
procés ........................ case, process, procedure
procurador ................... barrister
puntual ....................... occasional, timely
querella ...................... lawsuit
querella penal ............... criminal proceedings, criminal charges 
querellat ..................... defendant
rebel·lió ...................... rebellion
recurrent ..................... petitioner / appellant
recurs ........................ appeal
requeriment ................. demand
sedició ....................... sedition 
sentència .................... sentence, ruling, judg(e)ment
supòsit ....................... case, scenario
susceptible .................. subject to, may be
susceptible de ser .......... liable to
trámite ...................... procedure
trastocar .................... to disrupt
Tribunal Suprem (TS) ........ Supreme Court
Tribunal Contenciós-Administratiu ... Administrative Dispute Court

Tribunal Constitucional (TC) ..... Constitutional court
Tribunal Superior de Justícia de Catalunya (TSJC)... High Court of Catalonia

tutel·la ....................... protection
ultratge ...................... outrage, insult 
versemblança .............. plausibility
vici ........................... flaw
vigència ......................validity
violentar .................... violate


* "Article 2 EAC
1. The Generalitat is the institutional system around which Catalonia’s self-government is politically organised.
2. The Generalitat consists of Parliament, the Presidency of the Generalitat, Government and the other institutions established in Chapter V of Title II."


referèndum ................... referendum 

consulta ..................... non-binding referendum 
consulta no referendària ..... non-binding referendum 


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