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Related to talion: Talion Law
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.]
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(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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