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tal·i·on

 (tăl′ē-ən)
n.
1. The principle that punishment should be equivalent or identical to the offense committed.
2. The imposition of such a punishment.

[Middle English talioun, from Anglo-Norman, from Latin tāliō, tāliōn-; see telə- in Indo-European roots.]

talion

(ˈtælɪən)
n
(Law) the system or legal principle of making the punishment correspond to the crime; retaliation
[C15: via Old French from Latin tāliō, from tālis such]
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