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Meaning of DRACONIAN

Pronunciation:  drey'kowneeun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  of or relating to Draco or his harsh code of laws; "Draconian measures"
 

DRACONIAN is a 9 letter word that starts with D.

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Dra*co"ni*an\, a.
Pertaining to Draco, a famous lawgiver of Athens, 621 b. c.

{Draconian code}, or {Draconian laws}, a code of laws made by
   Draco. Their measures were so severe that they were said
   to be written in letters of blood; hence, any laws of
   excessive rigor.

 
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