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A

abandon

forsake, leave behind

above board (adj.)

[not before a noun] honest and legal

abstract

existing only in the mind

accurate/(in)accurate

precisa/(im)precisa

acquire (vb.)

[T] if one company acquires another, it buys it

acquisition (n.)

[C] when one company buys another or part of another company, or the company or part of a comp

ambiguous/(un)ambiguous

equívoca/(in)equívoca

attorney(n.)

a person appointed to act for or represent another (US)

B

banknote (n.)

a piece of paper money; billUS

barrister(n.)

a lawyer who pleads before a superior court (UK.)

biased/(un)biased

parcial/(im)parcial

bill (n.)

a banknote; a piece of paper money

black market (n.)

illegal traffic in officially controlled commodities such as foreign currency

brief(n.)

1. UK instructions to a barrister - also (v.)

2. US written with 's'

bureau de change (n.)

establishment where currencies of different countries may be exchanged

C

case(n.)

statement of the facts in a trial, esp. the argument of

cash (n.)

1 coins or bank notes (not cheques); 2 actual money paid (not credit)

cash dispenser (n.)

automatic machine from which clients of a bank may withdraw money; ATM (UK.)

cashier (n.)

person dealing with cash transactions in a bank, store etc

clear/(un)clear

clara/(poco)clara

coin (n.)

a piece of metal money

combat

a fight, especially during a war

comprehensive

comprensiva

confidential

confidencial

confront

to face, meet, or deal with a difficult situation or person

contract(n.)

a formal agreement, usually in writing, between two or m

court of law(n.)

the place where law cases are heard and decided; (court

currency (n.)

the money in general use or circulation in any country

D

debt (n.)

money etc owed by one person to another

dog

a canine that chases cats

E

encounter

to experience something unpleasant

evidence(n.)

information presented to a court to prove or support a p

exchange rate (n.)

the rate at which one currency can be exchanged for another

F

face

to accept that something unpleasant is true and start to deal with the situation

face up to

to accept that a difficult situation exists and is something you must deal with

foreign exchange (n.)

the currency of other countries

G

guilty(adj.)

responsible for wrong; culpable - guilt (n.)not guilty

H

hard currency (n.)

currency that will probably not fall in value and is readily accepted

I

invest v.

to put money for profit into business, land etc - investment n.

J

judge(n.)

official with authority to hear and decide cases in a co

jury(n.)

a group of people chosen to hear the evidence of a case

L

lawsuit(n.)

a trial at court between two private parties

lawyer(n.)

a person trained in law and who advises or represents ot

legal tender (n.)

currency that cannot legally be refused in payment of a debt

limited

limitada

M

misleading

engañosa

P

petty cash (n.)

a cash fund for small, everyday expenses (UK.)

plead(v.)

to defend a law case 2 to declare oneself to be guilty o

R

relevant/(ir)relevant

relevante/(ir)relevante

reliable/(un)reliable

fiable/(poco)fiable

resolve

to solve or end a problem or difficulty

S

sentence(n.)

1. decision of a court, esp. as to the punishment

2. the punishment - also (v.)

soft currency (n.)

currency that will probably fall in value and is not readily accepted

solicitor(n.)

1. UK lawyer advising clients & briefing barristers

2. US law officer for a city etc.

speculate v.

(risky) buying of foreign currency, land etc for rapid gain.:- speculation n.

U

up-to-date

actualizada

useful

útil

useless

inútil

V

vague

vaga

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