(Of laws or their application) excessively harsh and severe: the Nazis destroyed the independence of the press by a series of draconian laws
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- 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.