Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to the law of talion; characterized by or involving the return of like for like.

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Examples

  • Their talionic feelings toward President Bush could not be more childishly transparent.

    President Bush deserves all our support and goodwill

  • One of the chief lessons he left them wrought well for the casting out of all with which the feudal system had debased the patriarchal; and the poverty shared with the clan had powerfully helped: it was spoken against the growing talionic regard of human relations -- that, namely, the conditions of a bargain fulfilled on both sides, all is fulfilled between the bargaining parties.

    What's Mine's Mine — Volume 1

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  • You can buy your way out.

    July 26, 2008

  • talionic – pertaining to revenge in kind

    July 26, 2008