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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.

Please suggest more, and improve my suggestions!

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
causa penal .................. criminal proceedings
delicte ...................... offence
desobediència ................ contempt of court

diligencias .....................procedure
enjudiciament criminal (llei de) ... criminal procedure law
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
jutge d'instrucció .......... investigating judge
judici oral .................. oral trial
Lletrat ...................... Counsel, Solicitor
Magistrat ................... Judge
malversació de fons ....... embezzlement, misappropriation
Ministerio Fiscal............ Attorney General's Office, Public Prosecutor

part dispositiva ............ enacting part
plet .......................... lawsuit
prescindir .................... forego
prevaricació ................. prevarication, economic malfeasance

procés ........................ case, process, procedure
procurador ................... barrister
querella ...................... lawsuit
querella penal ............... criminal proceedings, criminal charges 
querellat ..................... defendant
recurs ........................ appeal
requeriment ................. demand
sedició ....................... sedition 
sentència .................... sentence, ruling, judg(e)ment
trámite ...................... procedure
Tribunal Suprem (TS) ........ Supreme Court
Tribunal Constitucional (TC) ..... Constitutional court
Tribunal Superior de Justícia de Catalunya (TSJC)... High Court of Catalonia

ultratge ..................... outrage, insult 
versemblança .............. plausibility
Vigència .................. Validity


* "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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