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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Draconian  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Draconian 
  adj  :  of  or  relating  to  Draco  or  his  harsh  code  of  laws; 
  "Draconian  measures"  [syn:  {Draconian}] 




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