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excussio

[ek-skuhsh-ee-oh] /ɛkˈskʌʃ iˌoʊ/
noun, Civil Law.
1.
the exhausting of every remedy against a principal debtor before proceeding against a surety.
Origin
< Late Latin excussiō. See excuss, -ion
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