- (Obsolete) To shake off.
- (Uncommon) To examine (a document).
- To proceed against a principal debtor where there are either joint debtors or debtors and sureties.
Translations: Etymology: excussus (p.p. of excutere): to shake off.
- The surety claimed relief in terms of the beneficium excussionis, thus obliging the creditor to against the principal debtor.
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