In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Latin America formal, informal(no participación)abstentionnon-participationla prescindencia electoral — electoral abstention
- reiteró su prescindencia total en el asunto — she reiterated that she had taken no part in the affair
2(no necesidad)prescindencia de algo
- la prescindencia del trámite será determinada por el juez — the judge will decide whether / not to dispense with the procedure
3(no consideración)prescindencia de algo — disregard for sth
- la prescindencia de lo espirirual en su obra — the disregard for spiritual concerns in his work
- se llevará a cabo con prescindencia de lo que puedan opinar — it will be finished regardless of what they think
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