Benefit of division

BENEFIT OF DIVISION. In the civil law, which, in this respect, has been adopted in Louisiana, although, when there are several sureties, each one is bound for the whole debt, yet when one of them is sued alone, he has a right to have the debt apportioned among all the solvent sureties on the same obligation, so that he shall be compelled to pay his own share only. This is called the benefit of division. Civil Code of Lo. art. 3014 to 3020. See 2 Bouv. Inst. n. 1414.

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The guarantees or bonds are without benefit of discussion and without benefit of division.
He blamed that Sardar Attiq was conceiving to melt his government in connivance with a sugar theft minister adding the benefit of division in Muslim Conference would go to PPP.
Warranties or guarantees are without benefit of discussion and without benefit of division.
Social services for the benefit of division officers employed by the Champagne-Ardenne region.
This holdback may be replaced at the option of the holder by a first demand guarantee or a joint and several guarantee if both parties so agree; warranties or guarantees are without benefit of discussion and without benefit of division