beneficium excussionis

noun beneficium ex·cus·si·o·nis \-(ˌ)ek-sku̇-sē-ˈō-nəs, -ˌskə-sē-ˈo-, -shē-\
variants: or

beneficium discussionis

\-də-sku̇-sē-ˈō-nəs, -ˌskə-sē-ˈo-, -shē-\ or

beneficium ordinis

\-ˈȯr-də-nəs\

Definition of beneficium excussionis

Roman, civil, & Scots law

  1. :  the right of a surety being sued to compel the suing creditor to sue the principal first —called also benefit of discussion

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Origin and Etymology of beneficium excussionis

beneficium excussionis from Medieval Latin, right of discussion; beneficium discussionis from Latin, right of discussion; beneficium ordinis from Late Latin, right of rank


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