[leks tal-ee-oh-nis] /ˈlɛks ˌtæl iˈoʊ nɪs/
the principle or law of retaliation that a punishment inflicted should correspond in degree and kind to the offense of the wrongdoer, as an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth; retributive justice.
the law of revenge or retaliation
1590s, Latin, “law of retaliation,” from talionis, genitive of talio (see retaliation); an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.
- Lexus lane
noun a highway lane set aside for multi-passenger vehicles but which can also be used by single-passenger vehicles for a fee Word Origin from the intimation that someone who owns a Lexus could afford and would pay such a fee
[ley, lee] /leɪ, li/ noun, adjective 1. 1 . [ley] /leɪ/ noun 1. . [ley] /leɪ/ noun 1. a pewter containing about 80 percent tin and 20 percent lead. /leɪ; liː/ noun 1. arable land put down to grass; grassland or pastureland 2. Also called ley line. a line joining two prominent points in the […]
[lahyd-n] /ˈlaɪd n/ noun 1. . 2. John of, . 3. . 4. a Dutch cheese similar to Edam, often flavored with caraway seeds, cumin, cinnamon, or cloves. [lahyd-n] /ˈlaɪd n/ noun 1. a city in W Netherlands. /ˈlaɪdən; Dutch ˈlɛidə/ noun 1. a variant spelling of Leiden /ˈlaɪdən/ noun 1. See Lucas van Leyden […]
- Leyden cheese
noun a Dutch cheese made with cow’s milk and buttermilk and flavored with caraway and cumin seeds Usage Note cooking