excussio

[ ek-skuhsh-ee-oh ]
/ ɛkˈskʌʃ iˌoʊ /

noun Civil Law.

the exhausting of every remedy against a principal debtor before proceeding against a surety.

Origin of excussio

< Late Latin excussiō. See excuss, -ion
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