beneficium cedendarum actionum

noun
beneficium ce·den·da·rum ac·ti·o·num | \-ˌkā-ˌden-ˈdär-əm-ˌäk-tē-ˈō-nəm, -ä-ˌru̇-, -ˈō-ˌnu̇m;-ˌsē-ˌden-ˈder-ə-ˌmak-shē-ˈō-nəm\

Definition of beneficium cedendarum actionum 

Roman & civil law

: the right of a surety before paying a principal's debt to a creditor to insist that the creditor's cause of action against the debtor or any cosurety first be assigned to the surety making the payment

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History and Etymology for beneficium cedendarum actionum

Late Latin, right of yielding the suits

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