Translation of oficio in English:

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  • 2 2.1 (comunicación oficial) official letter despachar or mandar un oficio to send an official letter tamaño oficio (Colombia, Cono Sur/Colombia, Southern Cone) foolscap 2.2 [Derecho/Law] de oficio, abogado de oficio a court-appointed counsel, public defender (inglés norteamericano/American English) actuar de oficio to act on one's own initiative

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The Basque autonomous police force is called Ertzaintza. Its members, called ertzainas, wear a uniform of red sweaters and berets, and white jackets. Despite the Ertzaintza's wide range of responsibilities, the Guardia Civil and Policía Nacional still operate in the Basque Country.