Just heav'n this taliation did decree.
- Beaumont.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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In The End of Kinship, especially in the two chapters on "taliation," Shell provides the fullest discussion of the Judaco-Christian context of lex talionis requiring the measure of proposed legal, quasi-legal, licit and illicit exchanges of head for maidenhead, maidenhead for head, maidenhead for maidenhead, and head for head that Measure for Measure presents; he also analyzes many of the issues of the play's inextricable sexual, marital, and legal entanglements.
And on it went: sticks whacked across legs, gloves rubbed into faces after the whistle, the game a relentless, Hobbesian cartoon of taliation and retaliation, misconduct, inciting misconduct, and gross misconduct.