Sentence Examples with the word draconian

When the rich believe the poor will revolt and seize their property, they react by trying to impose draconian restrictions on the poor.

This view finds strong support in the circumstance that the copy of the Draconian laws (C.I.A.

It retained the Areopagitic council in the Draconian laws by the supposition that Solon, while leaving untouched the Draconian laws concerned with the cases of homicide which came before the Ephetae, substituted a law of his own regarding wilful murder, which fell within the jurisdiction of the Areopagites.

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When the results proved unsatisfactory, remedies were sought in increased administrative supervision, draconian legislation and severe punishment, and no attempt was made to get out of the vicious circle.