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15 months ago

Barbara R. Cochran, MFA  See profile asked this question:

Language pair:

French > English

Subject:

General

Level of diffculty:

Easy / medium

Word or term in question:

son arbitrage fut demandé avec confiance

Context:

Fallait-il désaffecter les dépôts de Montauban où se trouvaient les tableaux les plus précieux de la grande galerie du Louvre ? Ce fut
M. von Tieschowitz, ancien adjoint du comte Metternich, devenu son successeur, qui prit en dernier ressort la décision dont dépendirent ces chefs-d’œuvre. Son arbitrage fut demandé avec confiance, comme s’il n’était ni imposé, ni obligatoire.

 

 

His arbitration was requested with confidence,

My comment:

His arbitration was requested with confidence, as if it was neither imposed nor compulsory.

My references:

Make it simple