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excussio

[ ek-skuhsh-ee-oh ]
/ ɛkˈskʌʃ iˌoʊ /
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noun Civil Law.
the exhausting of every remedy against a principal debtor before proceeding against a surety.
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Origin of excussio

<Late Latin excussiō.See excuss, -ion
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