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lex ta•li•o•nis



Pronunciation: (leks' tal"ē-ō'nis), [key]
the principle or law of retaliation that a punishment inflicted should correspond in degree and kind to the offense of the wrongdoer, as an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth; retributive justice. Also called talion.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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