beneficium divisionis

noun
beneficium di·vi·si·o·nis | \-də-ˌwē-sē-ˈō-nəs, -də-ˌvi-zhē-ˈō-\

Definition of beneficium divisionis 

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

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History and Etymology for beneficium divisionis

Late Latin, right of division

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