talion

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French talion, from Latin talis (such).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

talion (uncountable)

  1. Retaliation; retribution.
    • 1973, Thomas Pynchon, Gravity's Rainbow:
      Simple talion may be fine for wartime, but politics between wars demands symmetry and a more elegant idea of justice, even to the point of masquerading, a bit decadently, as mercy.

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Noun[edit]

talion

  1. accusative singular of talio

French[edit]

Noun[edit]

talion m (uncountable)

  1. retaliation

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