What is BENEFIT OF DISCUSSION?

In the civil law. The right which a surety has to cause the property of the principal debtor to be applied in satisfaction of the obligation in the first instance. Civ. Code La. arts. 3014-3020. In Scotch law. That whereby the antecedent heir, such as the heir of line in a pursuit against the heir of tailzie, etc., must be first pursued to fulfill the defunct’s deeds and pay his debts. This benefit is likewise competent in many cases to cautioners.

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