draconian law

cruel law, harsh law

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Draconian —   a. pertaining to Draco, Athenian law giver (7th century BC) and his severe and cruel laws; harsh, oppressive …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • draconian laws — /drakowniyan loz/ A code of laws prepared by Draco, the celebrated lawgiver of Athens. These laws were exceedingly severe, and the term is now sometimes applied to any laws of unusual harshness …   Black's law dictionary

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