from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Exceedingly harsh; very severe: a draconian legal code; draconian budget cuts.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Very severe, oppressive or strict.
- adj. Of or resembling a dragon
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Pertaining to Draco, a famous lawgiver of Athens, 621 b. c. Used especially in the phrase Draconian punishment.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as Draconic.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or relating to Draco or his harsh code of laws
After Draco.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the Athenian lawmaker Draco, known for making harsh laws. (Wiktionary)
From Latin draco ("dragon") (Wiktionary)