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Rhadamanthys

or Rhad·a·man·thus

[rad-uh-man-thuh s]
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noun
  1. 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.
  2. an inflexibly just or severe judge.
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Related formsRhad·a·man·thine [rad-uh-man-thin, -thahyn] /ˌræd əˈmæn θɪn, -θaɪn/, adjective
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  • At any rate, all you Rhadamanthine judges, she was paying for it, and surely that is all you demand.

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    E. F. Benson

  • Imprimatur nevertheless was the concluding word,—with these grave abatements, and rhadamanthine admonitions.

  • The design of the poem is manifestly incompatible with stern "rhadamanthine justice" and indignant denunciation of wrong.

  • There is something really awful in its Rhadamanthine severity of justice; but it was needed.

  • In his first volume he had been Rhadamanthine upon the translation of Mr. Newman.