- Classical Mythology. a son of Zeus and Europa, rewarded for the justice he exemplified on earth by being made, after his death, a judge in the Underworld, where he served with his brothers Minos and Aeacus.
- an inflexibly just or severe judge.
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Examples from the Web for rhadamanthine
At any rate, all you Rhadamanthine judges, she was paying for it, and surely that is all you demand.The Rubicon
E. F. Benson
Imprimatur nevertheless was the concluding word,—with these grave abatements, and rhadamanthine admonitions.The Life of John Sterling
The design of the poem is manifestly incompatible with stern "rhadamanthine justice" and indignant denunciation of wrong.The Works of Whittier, Volume VII (of VII)
John Greenleaf Whittier
There is something really awful in its Rhadamanthine severity of justice; but it was needed.Charles Sumner; his complete works, volume 6 (of 20)
In his first volume he had been Rhadamanthine upon the translation of Mr. Newman.