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proportionality

[ pruh-pawr-shuh-nal-i-tee ]
/ prəˌpɔr ʃəˈnæl ɪ ti /
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noun
the fact or quality of being in proper balance or relation as to size or quantity, degree, severity, etc.:Even a defensive response to an unjust attack may go far beyond legitimate defense if it causes destruction that violates the principle of proportionality.
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Origin of proportionality

First recorded in 1425–75 in a different sense; proportional + -ity
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