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draconian

adjective     /drəˈkəʊ.ni.ən/ US  /-ˈkoʊ-/ formal
describes laws, government actions, etc. that are extremely severe, or go further than what is right or necessary: draconian laws/methods He criticized the draconian measures taken by the police in controlling the demonstrators.Severe
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