Definition of


  1. (adj, pert) of or relating to Draco or his harsh code of laws

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Alternate forms of Draconian

Derivations: draco

Origin of the word Draconian

  1. 1876 (earlier Draconic, 1680), from Draco, Gk. statesman who laid down a code of laws for Athens 621 B.C.E. that mandated death as punishment for minor crimes. His name seems to mean lit. "sharp-sighted" (see dragon). more

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