- the system or legal principle of making the punishment correspond to the crime; retaliation
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
tal•i•on (tal′ē ən),USA pronunciation n.
- LawSee lex talionis.
- Latin, as above
- Latin tāliōn- (stem of tāliō) exaction of compensation in kind; replacing late Middle English talioun
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talion /ˈtælɪən/ n
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