Right of discussion

RIGHT OF DISCUSSION, Scottish law. The right which the cautioner (surety) has to insist that the creditor shall do his best to compel the performance of the contract by the principal debtor, before he shall be called upon. 1 Bell's Com. 347, 5th ed. Vide 8 Serg. & Rawle, 116; 15 Serg. & Rawle, 29, 30 and the articles Surety. Suretyship.

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During their debate, MEPs expressed regret that the EP has only a right of discussion on a subject of great concern to citizens (Euratom Treaty).
However, he/she will have "no right of discussion and vote," "will leave the meeting during the authority's deliberations" and "will not have the power to give instructions".