La palabra del día: Acción

Feminine noun. In Legal Spanish acción is the right to go to a judge or court seeking the protection of a right or an interest. A demanda is an acción judicial and the verb is accionar. The person is the actor or demandante (claimant) and the party that has been sued is called demandado.
In Business Spanish, acción is the title that represents an aliquot part in the capital of company and that gives the right to a proportional part in the distribution of benefits and to the corresponding patrimonial quota in the dissolution of the company. It is what in English is called a share. And a shareholder is an accionista. If we are speaking about shares of a SRL, we call them participaciones, and the shareholders are called socios. dc

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