carcan translation | French-English dictionary




      nm     (fig)   yoke, shackles    pl  
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cardan, caca, cadran, carafon

carcan n.

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educational constraints
political constraints
administrative constraints
institutional rigidity
disciplinary rigidity
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"carcan": examples and translations in context
Quelque soit le carcan, votre liberté vit Whatever shackles you, your freedom lives
Guidez cette enfant, qui est toujours dans le carcan de l'oppresseur. Guide this child still in the shackles of the oppressor.
Ne pas détruire le carcan a été frustrant. You know, not destroying the shackle was disappointing.
il faut imposer un carcan au Québec, le placer sous tutelle, comme le disait Claude Ryan. They are trying to shackle Quebec and place it under trusteeship, as Claude Ryan said.
Pour sortir, elles sont obligées de porter un voile qui ressemble aux barreaux d'une prison, leur vêtement n'est qu'un carcan. To go out, they are obliged to wear a veil which is like prison bars; their clothes are only shackles.
C'est ce qui arrivera tôt ou tard, car aucun carcan ne tient devant le désir de liberté des peuples. That is what will happen sooner or later, since no yoke can hold peoples who want to be free.
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