lex talionis

Latin noun phrase
lex ta·​li·​o·​nis | \ leks-ˌtä-lē-ˈō-nis How to pronounce lex talionis (audio) \

Definition of lex talionis

: law of retribution in kind : an eye for an eye

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“Lex talionis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lex%20talionis. Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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