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Gérard Cornu, Dictionary of the Civil Code, 663 (Alain Levasseur trans., LexisNexis 2014)

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    Professor Gérard Cornu passed away in 2007. He was 81.

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    Compare «droits de l’Homme» vs habeas corpus, terms not treated in the Dictionary.

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    Each entry is introduced by the French term under consideration; the text of the entry is in English, the equivalent English term(s) follow the definition. Ex. Demande (…) En. Demand, Claim, Action, Request.

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    See Louis-Philippe Pigeon, L’équivalence fonctionnelle, in Langage du droit et traduction—Essais de jurilinguistique - The Language of Law and Translation. Essays on Jurilinguistics 271-281 (Jean-Claude Gémar ed., Conseil de la langue française 1983).

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    Eugene A. NIDA and Charles R. TABER: (THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF TRANSLATION, Brill, 2003) authored the formal vs dynamic equivalence principle. In their sytem of priorities, «dynamic equivalence has priority over formal correspondance» (p. 14).

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    Peter Newmark, The Translation of Authoritative Statements: a Discussion, 27-4, META, 375-391 (1982).

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    See Text size in Translation: http://www.w3.org/International/articles/article-text-size.en, consulted on August 20, 2015.

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    In Canada, owing to methods of codrafting law, articles in the French version of a statute are often shorter than the English ones.

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    Jacques VANDERLINDEN, Gérard SNOW and Donald POIRIER, La common law de A à Z (Yvon Blais-Bruylant, 2010, 382)

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    B. A. GARNER, Dictionary of Modern Legal Usage (3rd edn, Oxford University Press, 2011).

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    See the authors' remark on the civil law term solidarité, when "the only access key available [to understand the civil law concept of solidarité] is “joint and several” (p. xiv). See also Black's L. Dict. “Joint and several liability”.

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    René David, Les grands systèmes de droit contemporains (6th ed., Dalloz, 1974, par. 278, 330).

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    Boyet: “I am much deceived but I remember the style” (Love's Labour's Lost, 4.1.96).

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Gémar, J. Gérard Cornu, Dictionary of the Civil Code, 663 (Alain Levasseur trans., LexisNexis 2014). Int J Semiot Law 29, 495–501 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11196-016-9462-0

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