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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And we'll get a chance to test that view when he'll face just four rivals, including Johnny Levins' debutant LEX TALIONIS tomorrow.
Qasas is the same legal principle as lex talionis in Europe.
Proportionality - the ancient law of Lex Talionis, an "eye for an eye" but no more, putting a limit on retribution.
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?
Finally, Genesis 9:6 communicates the principle that should guide the human pursuit of justice: "Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed" This is the lex talionis, or law of retribution.
This lex talionis was "the code of the West" and the central lesson of Stagecoach (1966), Shane, and The Gunfight at the OK Corral (1957).
Such retributive rationale premised upon the lex talionis is found within two major sections of biblical law, the Covenant Code (Ex.
The verses of Exodus 21:22-25 are among the most well known in the Torah as they contain the Lex Talionis [Law of Retaliation]:
They present Talmudic; Rabbinic, and New Testament readings of paganism, Nazarite (the attainment of holiness), keeping the Sabbath, dietary and sexual purity, and lex talionis (the "eye for an eye" law of retaliation.
This work is, for lack of a better description, a genealogical approach to lex talionis, the law of retaliation.
The first three chapters explain that Christian ministry is authentic only when patterned according to the "wounded hands" of Christ, which abolish the order of retaliation, or lex talionis, that Cragg finds in Judaism and Islam.
Whereas lex talionis makes the social status of free persons irrelevant in biblical law, cuneiform law holds that the status of the victim affects the punishment of the offender.