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

: 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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History and Etymology for 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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