inverse-order-of-alienation doctrine.The principle that if one has not collected on the mortgage or lien on a property sold off in successive parcels, one may collect first from the parcel still held by the original owner, then from the parcel sold last, then next to last, and so on until the amount has been satisfied. — Also termed rule of marshaling liens. [Cases: Mortgages 290. C.J.S. Mortgages §§ 436–439.]

[Blacks Law 8th]