n.1.(Civil Law) A surety; one bound for another, conjointly with him; a guarantor.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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To facilitate the proof of payment by the debtor, co-debtor or fidejussor, the Civil Code has established the following payment presumptions: a) the receipt acknowledging the performance of the main obligation leads to the relative presumption that accessory obligations have also been performed (art.
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2514 C of the Civil Code provides that "The co-debtors of a joint and several obligation and the fidejussors may raise the prescription, even if one of the debtors has failed to do so by negligence or has waived it.