excussion

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Etymology[edit]

Latin excussus (past participle of excutere (to shake off)).

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excussion (plural excussions)

  1. The process or proceedings whereby a creditor must proceed against a principal debtor before proceeding against a surety or subsidiary debtor.
    My Lord, there has been excussion against the principal debtor, who has no assets. The creditor is therefore proceeding against the surety.

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