marshaling

noun
variants: also marshalling

Legal Definition of marshaling 

: an equitable doctrine requiring that if one creditor can obtain satisfaction of a claim from only one fund and a second creditor can obtain satisfaction from more than one fund the second creditor must claim against the fund that the other creditor cannot reach

Learn More about marshaling

Share marshaling

Learn More about marshaling

Comments on marshaling

What made you want to look up marshaling? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to make amends

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Musical Words Quiz

  • gramophone
  • Which word describes a musical performance marked by the absence of instrumental accompaniment?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!