benefit of discussion

Definition of "benefit of discussion"
  1. A privilege enjoyed by a guarantor that enables them to insist that a creditor who is suing them should first take legal action against the main debtor
How to use "benefit of discussion" in a sentence
  1. The surety invoked the benefit of discussion in an attempt to get the creditor to sue the principal first.
  2. The surety could not exercise the benefit of discussion since the principal debtor had become insolvent.
  3. The surety, fearing a lawsuit, asked for the benefit of discussion in order to redirect the creditor's legal attention towards the principal debtor.

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