Procès-verbal

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Procès-verbal (French procès, process, Late Latin verbalis, from verbum, word) is a legal term with a number of meanings:

In law[edit]

  • in French, Belgian and Dutch law (proces-verbal, proces verbaal), a detailed authenticated account drawn up by a magistrate, police officer, or other person having authority of acts or proceedings done in the exercise of his duty.[1]
  • in a criminal charge, a procès-verbal is a statement of the facts of the case[1]
  • the written minutes of a meeting or assembly[1]
  • In Canada, un procès verbal d'infraction is the French Canadian translation of a misdemeanor police citation, or ticket[2]

In international law and diplomacy[edit]

  • in international law and diplomacy, a procès-verbal is the process of adopting corrections to the text of a treaty, by mutual agreement of the parties. As such it is a process of amendment, but is reserved for minor and non-controversial technical corrections that do not change the substance of the treaty.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c  One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Procès-verbal". Encyclopædia Britannica. 22 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 417.
  2. ^ "Procès-verbal d'infraction | Ministère de la Sécurité communautaire et des Services correctionnels". www.mcscs.jus.gov.on.ca (in French). Retrieved 2018-10-22.