Definitions for draconiandreɪˈkoʊ ni ən, drə-; -ˈkɒn ɪk
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Dra•co•ni•andreɪˈkoʊ ni ən, drə-; -ˈkɒn ɪk(adj.)
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Draco or his code of laws.
Category: Ancient History, Law
(often l.c.) (esp. of punishment) unusually severe or cruel; harsh.
Origin of Draconian:
of or relating to Draco or his harsh code of laws
Of or resembling a dragon
Origin: From the Athenian lawmaker Draco, known for making harsh laws.
pertaining to Draco, a famous lawgiver of Athens, 621 b. c