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"Estatuto" is a noun which is often translated as "statute", and "fiscal" is an adjective which is often translated as "fiscal". Learn more about the difference between "estatuto" and "fiscal" below.
estatuto(
ehs
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tah
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too
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toh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (regulation)
a. statute
El Congreso aprobó el estatuto sin realizar enmiendas.Congress passed the statute without making amendments.
b. rule
Según los estatutos del partido político, está prohibido que un extranjero sea el líder.According to the rules of the political party, it's forbidden for a foreigner to become the leader.
c. by-law
El alcalde está satisfecho con el estatuto que prohíbe la venta de pirotecnia a menores.The mayor is satisfied with the by-law that prohibits the selling of fireworks to minors.
d. bylaw
Modificaremos el estatuto para cambiar el proceso de transfencia de acciones.We will modify the bylaw to change the process of share transfers.
e. bye-law
Los estatutos pueden ser modificados solamente mediante votos por unanimidad.The bye-laws can only me amended through an unanimously vote.
f. byelaw
El estatuto puntualiza que solamente el presidente puede designar al tesorero.The byelaw dictates that only the president can appoint the treasurer.
g. article of association (of a company)
Las obligaciones de los miembros de la sociedad anónima están estipulados en los estatutos.The duties of the members of the corporation are stipulated in the articles of association.
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fiscal(
fees
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kahl
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (finance)
a. fiscal
Durante el último año fiscal, la empresa ganó más de 200 millones de dólares en beneficios.During the last fiscal year, the company's revenue totaled more than 200 million dollars.
b. tax
El Congreso quiere reformar el sistema fiscal.Congress wants to reform the tax system.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
2. (legal)
a. district attorney
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
El fiscal es el que estará procesando al gobernador por corrupción.The district attorney will be prosecuting the governer for corruption.
b. public prosecutor (United Kingdom)
El juez comenzó su carrera como un fiscal.The judge began his career as a public prosecutor.
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