[ tal-ee-uhn ]
/ ˈtæl i ən /
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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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Example sentences from the Web for talion
But it is to be questioned whether the rule of talion is the right one for the Kabyles.
In the primitive code of the talion nothing was more simple—an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth—thou hast killed; I kill thee.South America To-day|Georges Clemenceau
British Dictionary definitions for talion
/ (ˈtælɪən) /
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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