talion

[ tal-ee-uhn ]
/ ˈtæl i ən /

noun

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Origin of talion

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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British Dictionary definitions for talion

talion
/ (ˈtælɪən) /

noun

the system or legal principle of making the punishment correspond to the crime; retaliation

Word Origin for talion

C15: via Old French from Latin tāliō, from tālis such
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