Meaning of Draconian

Dra•co•ni•an

Pronunciation: (drā-kō'nē-un, dru-), [key]
— adj.
  1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Draco or his code of laws.
  2. (often l.c.) rigorous; unusually severe or cruel: Draconian forms of punishment.
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