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In common law. The sharing of a loss or payment among several. The act of any one or several of a number of co-debtors, co-sureties, etc., in reimbursing one of their number who has paid the whole debt or suffered the whole liability, each to the extent of his proportionate share. Canosia Tp. v. Grand Lake Tp., SO Minn. 357, S3 N. W. 340; Dysart v. Crow, 170 Mo. 275, 70 S. W. 0S9; Aspinwall v. Sacchi. 57 N. Y. 330; Vandiver v. Pollak, 107 Ala. 547, 19 South. 180; 54 Am. St. Rep. 11S


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