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Definition of Draconian

Draconian

  1. Pertaining to Draco, a famous lawgiver of Athens, 621 b. c.

Draconian Quotations

Together we can and must fight for justice for our children and protect them from draconian tax cuts and budget choices that threaten their survival, education and preparation for the future. If they are not ready for tomorrow, neither is America.
Marian Wright Edelman

The rights of copyright holders need to be protected, but some draconian remedies that have been suggested would create more problems than they would solve.
Patrick Leahy

Pension reform can be hard to talk about. In the long run, reform now means fewer demands for layoffs and less draconian measures in the future. It's in the best interest of all Californians to fix this system now.
Jerry Brown

You don't hear TV cops griping because they have to enforce some Draconian law that shouldn't be on the books in the first place, or lamenting vindictive excesses in sentencing. Hollywood, supposedly a frothing cauldron of liberalism, has always been conservative on crime.
Tom Shales

I tell young teachers who are determined to dissent from some of the Draconian aspects of the current orthodoxy that the best form of protection is to be incredibly good at what you do and keep good discipline in class.
Jonathan Kozol
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Draconian Translations

draconian in French is draconien
draconian in German is drakonisch
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