Beneficium Ordinis Law and Legal Definition

Beneficium ordinis is a Latin term meaning, “privilege of order”. It is a surety’s right to require a creditor to seek payment. This right entitles the creditor to seek payment from the principal debtor before seeking payment from the surety. Beneficium ordinis is commonly used in civil law.[ Hill, McLean & Co. v. Miller, 7 La. Ann. 621 (La. 1852)]