beneficium divisionis


beneficium di·​vi·​si·​o·​nis
Roman, civil, & Scots law
: the right of a surety sued by a creditor to compel the creditor also to sue the cosureties
also : the right of the surety to be liable only for his or her proportionate share of the debt

Word History


Late Latin, right of division

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“Beneficium divisionis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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