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TRANSLATION OF NOTARIAL ACTS
     
  A notarial act is a document meant to last par excellence. It guarantees property rights, the terms and conditions of the purchase of an asset, the precise description thereof and the identity of purchasers and vendors. The slightest error in the translation of a notarial act can therefore cause considerable damage.
     
  The translation of notarial acts carries with it its own specific problems. The same can certainly be said of others areas of translation. However, translation in the field of notarial law presents very particular characteristics.
     
  Knowledge of various translation procedures constitutes the very foundation of a translator's technical skill. In legal translation, there are various dimensions to that skill. Law is a discipline inextricably linked to language, a language which is subject to standards that govern both its form and its substance. Each legal system has its own specific internal structure and lexicon. The translator must therefore know the procedures that will allow him, first of all, to grasp the legal remit of the text, to grasp the meaning of the text and, finally, to express that remit and that meaning in the target text, in accordance with the norms and uses of the language and the legal system of the receptor culture.
     
  It often happens that a client who is unfamiliar with the legal content of an original document entrusts the translation thereof to a person who does not have the right credentials to be up to the task. Such a situation of two-fold ignorance of the legal sphere occurs more often than one would think.
     
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