oficialía
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (records office)
a. vital records office
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Las actas de nacimiento se tramitan en oficialías.Birth certificates are processed and issued at vital records offices.
b. register office (United Kingdom)
Todas las defunciones tienen que ser declaradas en la oficialía más cercana.All deaths must be registered at the nearest register office.
c. registry office
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(United Kingdom)
Los documentos se tienen que entregar en la oficialía del registro civil.The documents must be handed in at the registry office.
2. (qualification)
a. certificate of accreditation
Cristina obtuvo la oficialía el año pasado.Cristina was awarded her certificate of accreditation last year.
3. (military)
a. officers
La noticia del asesinato del general corrió como la pólvora entre la oficialía.The news of the general's dismissal spread like wildfire among the officers.
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