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Clairinde
Posted: Friday, March 21, 2014 5:26:14 AM
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Dear fellowship,

today I was surching for "claim" - I came to "acclaim" / "acclamation" and than to
"election of a standby"

I didn't found a translation into german for "election of a standby"

I would appreciate if someone could help me.

Thanks a lot and have a nice day.
Gerlinde

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IMcRout
Posted: Friday, March 21, 2014 5:50:42 AM

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The translation would very much depend on what kind of 'standby' you are looking for in what field activity. Do you want a substitute in sports, a doctor who is on alert for the weekend or while the regular doctor is on holiday, a stand-in in shift-working ..... ?

I could offer 'Wahl eines Ersatzspielers; Stellvertreters, einer Urlaubsvertretung; eines Springers ... etc."

In order to really help you I'd need some more information. And I don't really understand the connection to 'claim' or 'acclamation'. Think

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Clairinde
Posted: Friday, March 21, 2014 6:50:24 AM
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Thank you for your prompt answer.
Sorry I have not more text.

This is what I mean:

acclamation = Beifall, Anerkennung, Zuruf

and maybe "election of a standby" I suppose, is someting like applause, standing ovation ?

Do you think I'm rigth?

Thank you in advance for your consideration/answer.

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IMcRout
Posted: Friday, March 21, 2014 7:25:11 AM

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I'm beginning to suspect that I might possibly know what you mean. (sorry)

Members of a committee, whether in parliament, a big company or wherever often have to name or elect 'substitutes' or 'standbys' for those sessions they cannot take part in themselves.
There often is not a real election but candidates are confirmed by acclamation, or are 'nodded through'.

In German possibly, "Die Stellvertreter wurden per Akklamation bestätigt.", oder, "Die Wahl der Stellvertreter wurde durch Akklamation vorgenommen." (Die Kandidaten wurden abgenickt. - Sehr umgangssprachlich.)

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Clairinde
Posted: Friday, March 21, 2014 7:36:10 AM
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That's it! Great! Now I understand. Thank you so much.

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