What is Benefit Of Cession?

Legal Definition
Civil law. The release of a debtor from future imprisonment for his debts, which the law operates in his favor upon the surrender of his property for the benefit of his, creditors, Poth. Proced. Civ. 5eme part., c. 2, §1. This was something like a discharge under the insolvent laws, which releases the person of the debtor, but not the goods he may acquire afterwards. See Bankrupt; Cessio Bo. Insolvent.
-- Bouviers Law Dictionary
Legal Definition
In the civil law. The release of a debtor from fufure imprisonment for his debts, which the law operates in his favor upon the surrender of his property for the benefit of his creditors. Poth. Proc. Civil, pt. 5, c. 2, § 1.
-- Black's Law Dictionary
Legal Definition
(Roman Law) Immunity from imprisonment for debt of a debtor who has assigned to his creditors.
-- Ballentine's Law Dictionary