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DISCUSSION, civil law. A proceeding, on the part of a surety, by which. the property of the principal debtor is made liable before resort can be had to the sureties; this is called the benefit of discussion. This is the law in Louisiana. Civ. Code of Lo. art. 3014 to 3020. See Domat, 3, 4, 1 to 4; Burge on Sur. 329, 343, 348; 5 Toull. p. 544 7 Toull. p. 93; 2 Bouv. Inst. n. 1414.

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suggests topics for consideration, if general discussion is desired in addition to reading of the poems.
A full discussion of the questions of ballad origins and the like is to be found in the 'Cambridge' edition (Houghton Mifflin) of the ballads, edited by Sargent and Kittredge.
At first he seems to continue the discussion with reluctance, but soon with apparent good-will, and he even testifies his interest at a later stage by one or two occasional remarks.
In the progress of this discussion I shall endeavor to give a satisfactory answer to all the objections which shall have made their appearance, that may seem to have any claim to your attention.
No visitors were allowed, while it was the Philomath's policy to permit none of its discussions to get into the papers.
That, Sir, is the case which I put as an extreme case only, when this discussion began.
The dinner-party was really an informal discussion club; there was a paper after it, read amid coffee-cups and laughter in the drawing-room, but dealing more or less thoughtfully with some topic of general interest.
Soon Justice Robinson arrived with more congratulations, and there was a new reading and a new discussion.
At this moment the doctor entered his study, where this discussion had been taking place; and, as he came in, cast a glance at Kennedy, who did not feel altogether at his ease.
Discussion is what they want, and what you want, too.
All of which was Greek to Simon Nishikanta, who would promptly take the Ancient Mariner's side of the discussion.
During all these discussions Pfuel and his interpreter, Wolzogen