talion

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈtælɪən/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(talē ən)


WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
tal•i•on  (talē ən),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. LawSee  lex talionis. 
  • Latin, as above
  • Anglo-French
  • Latin tāliōn- (stem of tāliō) exaction of compensation in kind; replacing late Middle English talioun
  • 1375–1425

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
talion /ˈtælɪən/ n
  1. the system or legal principle of making the punishment correspond to the crime; retaliation
Etymology: 15th Century: via Old French from Latin tāliō, from tālis such
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