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
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

Word History

Etymology

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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“Beneficium excussionis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/beneficium%20excussionis. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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