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The law of retaliation, whereby a punishment resembles the offense committed in kind and degree.
revenge, vengeance, reprisal, retribution, requital, recrimination, getting even, redress, repayment, paybackView synonyms
- ‘This was indeed the purpose of the lex talionis.’
- ‘He defends a strict application of the lex talionis (law of retribution) - that is, he holds to equality both in proportion and in kind of harm inflicted.’
Latin, from lex law and talio(n-) retaliation (from talis such).
lex talionis/ˌtalē-//ˈleks ˌtälēˈōnis/
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