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draconic

[drey-kon-ik, druh-] /dreɪˈkɒn ɪk, drə-/
adjective
1.
of or like a dragon.
Origin
1670-1680
1670-80; < Latin dracōn- (stem of dracō) dragon + -ic
Related forms
draconically, adverb

Draconic

[drey-kon-ik, druh-] /dreɪˈkɒn ɪk, drə-/
adjective
1.
(often lowercase) Draconian.
Origin
< Latin Dracōn- (see Draco) + -ic
Related forms
Draconically, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for draconic

draconian

/dreɪˈkəʊnɪən/
adjective (sometimes capital)
1.
of or relating to Draco, 7th-century Athenian statesman and lawmaker, or his code of laws, which prescribed death for almost every offence
2.
harsh: draconian legislation
Derived Forms
draconianism, noun

draconic

/dreɪˈkɒnɪk/
adjective
1.
of, like, or relating to a dragon
Derived Forms
draconically, adverb
Word Origin
C17: from Latin dracōdragon
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