La palara del día: Parte

Masculine and Feminine noun. From the Latin pars and partis, portion of a whole.
In legal and business Spanish…
a) as a feminine noun, la parte is the person litigating in a lawsuit. E.g.: En este caso, la parte demandada será informada de ello sin dilación tras la ejecución de las medidas: In the event of this happening, the defendant shall be so informed without delay after the execution of the measures.
b) as a masculine noun, el parte is a formal communication or written document, usually brief, that by any means is sent to someone to communicate something. E.g.: si el parte de accidente no se completa, los daños serán cargados directamente al cliente: if the accident report is not filled in, the damages will be charged directly to the client. dc

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