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