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lex ta•li•o•nis  (leks tal′ē ōnis),USA pronunciation 
  • Lawthe principle or law of retaliation that a punishment inflicted should correspond in degree and kind to the offense of the wrongdoer, as an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth;
    retributive justice. Also called  talion. 
    • Latin lēx taliōnis law of talion
    • 1590–1600

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