Talion Definition

The principle that punishment should be equivalent or identical to the offense committed.
American Heritage
Punishment that exacts a penalty corresponding in kind to the crime.
Webster's New World

Origin of Talion

  • Middle English talioun from Anglo-Norman from Latin tāliō tāliōn- telə- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French talion, from Latin talis (“such").

    From Wiktionary

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