Draconian

Definition of Draconian

Dra`co´ni`an
a.1.Pertaining to Draco, a famous lawgiver of Athens, 621 b. c. Used especially in the phrase Draconian punishment.
Draconian code
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.
Draconian punishment
punishment so severe as to seem excessive for the crime being punished.

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