La palabra del día: Comparecer

Verb. From the Latin comparescere, appear before another person.
In Legal Spanish it means to appear personally or by proxy before a public body, especially before a judge or court. E.g: Esa obligación sólo se puede invocar únicamente cuando el procesado debe comparecer en persona: That obligation could be invoked only when the defendant was required to appear in person; Mi país no se arriesga deliberadamente a que hoy se le condene y se le haga comparecer ante el Tribunal de Justicia: My country did not happily enter into its current position of being condemned and hauled up before the Court of Justice.
The nouns are la comparecencia and el/la compareciente (the person that comparece). dc

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