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- What does として mean here? 1 answer
From a news article:
What role is として fulfilling?
It seems like it may be functioning as a sort of and? My best attempt at translation is that we are just talking about:
An incident in which a body was burried and abandoned.
But I'm sure I'm at least missing some nuance, if not getting it totally wrong. So what is として doing here?