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High Court

Translation of High Court in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • (in England and Wales)[ una de las dos ramas del Tribunal Supremo, con competencia para conocer de causas civiles que excedan cierta cuantía ]
    Example sentences
    • The case surrounding the two directors was heard at the High Court of Justice in London.
    • The case is expected to go before London's high court next year.
    • However, it underestimated the calibre of its policyholders, which included high court judges.

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Cultural fact of the day

Spain's 1978 Constitution granted areas of competence competencias to each of the autonomous regions it created. It also established that these could be modified by agreements, called estatutos de autonomía or just estatutos, between central government and each of the autonomous regions. The latter do not affect the competencias of central government which controls the army, etc. For example, Navarre, the Basque Country and Catalonia have their own police forces and health services, and collect taxes on behalf of central government. Navarre has its own civil law system, fueros, and can levy taxes which are different to those in the rest of Spain. In 2006, Andalusia, Valencia and Catalonia renegotiated their estatutos. The Catalan Estatut was particularly contentious.