American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A punishment identical to the offense, as the death penalty for murder.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The law of retaliation, according to which the punishment inflicted corresponds in kind and degree to the injury, as an eye for an eye, or a tooth for a tooth. This mode of punishment was established by the Mosaic law (Lev. xxiv. 20).
- n. Revenge; retaliation.
- n. A slip of a tree.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. rare Retaliation.
- From Middle French talion, from Latin talis ("such"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English talioun, from Anglo-Norman, from Latin tāliō, tāliōn-; see telə- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“Although they at first refused to come when summoned, in one fashion or another they did appear to plead their case, and they paid the due penalty for such temerity, so that some, by the law of talion, were consigned to the flames.”
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