lex talionis


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lex talionis

(ˌtælɪˈəʊnɪs)
n
(Law) the law of revenge or retaliation
[C16: New Latin]

lex ta•li•o•nis

(ˈlɛks ˌtæl iˈoʊ nɪs)
n. Latin.
the law of retaliation, as an eye for an eye.
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The LP then cited the alleged P1,000 taken from the P50 million bribe at the Bureau of Immigration (BI) involving members of the Lex Talionis fraternity 'so the case would not be classified as plunder.
Duterte is a member of the Lex Talionis fraternity at the San Beda College of Law.
The first four: USSA, Lex Talionis, Tachyon Tunnel, and Born Again American were all written for fun with the intent of giving to a small group of friends and family, although Born Again American took on a life of its own.
Qasas is the same legal principle as lex talionis in Europe.
NCIS C5, 9pm A prostitute and what seems to be one of her clients are gunned down in a drive-by shooting, and when it emerges that the latter was actually a Navy officer, Gibbs and DiNozzo realise the killings are connected to Lex Talionis, an incomplete operation to bring to justice those responsible for an attack on a US airport in 1979 which left 100 people dead.
00: INEFFABLE (M C Hussey, 10-1) 1; Lex Talionis (9-2) 2; Spruce Meadows (10-3) 3.
Thus, I will offer four interrelated observations to clarify and defend the idea that the lex talionis can serve as foundation for a just society.
Proportionality - the ancient law of Lex Talionis, an "eye for an eye" but no more, putting a limit on retribution.
This is popularly called lex talionis (law of "such"/equivalent); a damage requires only an equivalent damage as payment.
Are we returned to the Book of Exodus: An eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot -- the lex talionis : the law of retaliation?
But its notional or actual symmetry with the crime for which it is visited on the prisoner (the only virtue of the lex talionis ) is a poor guarantee of proportionate punishment, for the whole-life tariff is arbitrary: it may be measured in days or decades according to how long the prisoner has to live.