Definition of draconian in English:
- The penalty imposed by law is not draconian, and serves more as a reminder to perform a common sense action.
- These hard facts indicate real motives behind enactment of this draconian law.
- There was a time when I would have argued that our libel laws were draconian and should be amended.
Draco was a Greek lawmaker of the 7th century bc. His drafting of Athenian law was notorious for its severity. Since the late 19th century draconian has described excessively severe laws and punishments, although draconic was used in the same way from the early 18th century.
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