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Translation of fin in English:

nombre masculino/masculine noun

  • 2 (objetivo, finalidad) purpose para fines pacíficos for peaceful ends o/or purposes el fin de esta visita the aim o objective o purpose of this visit esto constituye un fin en sí mismo this constitutes an end in itself una colecta con fines benéficos a collection for charity una institución sin fines lucrativos or de lucro a not-for-profit organization (inglés norteamericano/American English) a non-profit-making organisation (inglés británico/British English) con este fin or a este fin or a tal fin [formal] to this end [formal], with this aim [formal] con el fin de or a fin de [formal] with the aim o/or purpose of a fin de que se cumpla el reglamento in order to ensure compliance with the rules salvo buen fin subject to clearance el fin justifica los medios the end justifies the means

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