- 1 (de tiempo) period hay un plazo de diez días para reclamar there is a ten-day period in which to register complaints el plazo de inscripción se cierra el próximo lunes registration closes next Monday, the deadline for registration is next Monday tenemos un mes de plazo para pagar we have one month (in which) to pay nos han dado de plazo hasta el día 10 they've given us the 10th as a deadline, they've given us until the 10th to pay ( o/or to finish etc) el plazo de admisión finaliza el 20 de octubre the closing date for entries is the 20th of October dentro del plazo estipulado within the stipulated period cuenta/depósito a plazo fijo [Finanzas/Finance] fixed term account/deposit comprar a plazo fijo [Finanzas/Finance] to buy forward un objetivo a corto/largo/medio or (Río de la Plata/River Plate area) mediano plazo a short-term/long-term/medium-term objective
- 2 (mensualidad, cuota) installment (inglés norteamericano/American English) instalment (inglés británico/British English) pagar a plazos to pay in installments lo compré a plazos I bought it on installments o/or (inglés británico/British English) on hire purchase le quedan por pagar tres plazos del coche he still has three payments to make on the car
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Spain's War of Independence against Napoleon Bonaparte's French occupation was ignited by the popular revolt in Madrid on 2 May 1808 against the French army. With support from the Duke of Wellington, Spanish resistance continued for over five years in a guerra de guerrillas which gave the world the concept and the term guerrilla warfare. The autocratic Fernando VII was restored to the throne in 1814, and his first act was to abolish the progressive Constitution of Cadiz adopted in 1812.