Lex Talionis (an eye for an eye)

I learned a new term today – Talionic Justice (lex talionis). Seems Mother Nature is exacting this from Donald Trump. A little more palatable than schadenfreude?

Talion, Latin lex talionis, principle developed in early Babylonian law and present in both biblical and early Roman law that criminals should receive as punishment precisely those injuries and damages they had inflicted upon their victims. … Many early societies applied this “eye-for-an-eye” principle literally. Talion | law | Britannicawww.britannica.com › … › Law, Crime & Punishment

Encyclopedia Britannica

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