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talion

[tal-ee-uh n] /ˈtæl i ən/
noun
Origin of talion
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; < Latin tāliōn- (stem of tāliō) exaction of compensation in kind; replacing late Middle English talioun < Anglo-French < Latin, as above
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talion

/ˈtælɪən/
noun
1.
the system or legal principle of making the punishment correspond to the crime; retaliation
Word Origin
C15: via Old French from Latin tāliō, from tālis such
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