[tal-ee-uh n]
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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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  1. 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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