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1. Of or suggestive of a dragon.
2. Draconian.

[From Latin dracō, dracōn-, dragon; see dragon.]

dra·con′i·cal·ly adv.


of, like, or relating to a dragon
[C17: from Latin dracō dragon]
draˈconically adv


(dreɪˈkɒn ɪk, drə-)

of or like a dragon.
[1670–80; < Latin dracōn-, s. of dracō dragon + -ic]
dra•con′i•cal•ly, adv.
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Meanwhile, Pakistan is under pressure to curb its draconic blasphemy law that has fuelled extremism, moved the judiciary towards militant rulings, and undermined the country's rule of law.
The Albanians must organize protests in front of these draconic courts, installed by the former government", says Polozani.
Thus his ultimate death in Reigner One's new draconic jaws is the product of his and Reigner One's mutual inability to grow to recognize that multiple layers of reality are at work.
Instead, she came under the authority of a draconic postulant mistress who shouted rules and imposed silence and humiliating penances.
Chapter four discusses her evolution, and describes several associations within an early network--such as water deities, gandharvas, and draconic creatures such as nagas.
Al-Sisi's efforts that include a one-time lifting of a ban on spectators attending soccer matches and promises of revisions to Egypt's draconic anti-Protest Law, as well as a review of the cases of youth detained without trial and monthly meetings with young people to follow up on resolutions of a national youth conference held earlier this month have, however, provoked sharp criticism, even before they got off the ground.
Asked whether she expected some of their proposals regarding media regulation to be accepted, she said: "One of the things we keep calling for is that the unreal draconic fines should be reduced because they may truly threaten media.
Johnston, a forensic archaeologist by trade, brilliantly weaves together Canadian history and speculative elements to create a propulsive plot and a thoroughly believable draconic world.
Firms will have to settle liabilities on time to avoid the draconic sanctions stipulated in the financial discipline law that starts taking effect on 1 May 2014.
On this the permanent and motivated employees who spent their lives for Telenor did not sacked without any reason so they decided to approach the Supreme Court against the Telenor draconic decision"
Specifically, Muller engages contemporary politics and history while miraculously incorporating narrative techniques as inventive strategies to circumvent the censorship imposed by Ceausescu's draconic politics and by the Communist Party-mandated Socialist Realism.