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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Dra•co•ni•andreɪˈkoʊ ni ən, drə-; -ˈkɒn ɪk(adj.)

also Dra•con•ic

  1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Draco or his code of laws.

    Category: Ancient History, Law

  2. (often l.c.) (esp. of punishment) unusually severe or cruel; harsh.

    Category: Law

Origin of Draconian:

1810–20

Dra•con′i•cal•ly(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Draconian(adj)

    of or relating to Draco or his harsh code of laws

    "Draconian measures"

Wiktionary

  1. draconian(Adjective)

    Of or resembling a dragon

  2. Origin: From the Athenian lawmaker Draco, known for making harsh laws.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Draconian(adj)

    pertaining to Draco, a famous lawgiver of Athens, 621 b. c

Freebase

  1. Draconian

    Draconian is a doom metal band from Säffle, Sweden formed in 1994. The band consists of Anders Jacobsson, Heike Langhans Johan Ericson, Jerry Torstensson, Daniel Arvidsson, Fredrik Johansson, and Andreas Karlsson.

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