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Rhadamanthine

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Rhadamanthine Of or pertaining to Rhadamanthus; rigorously just; as, a Rhadamanthine judgment.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • Rhadamanthine Pertaining to or resembling Rhadamanthus, in Greek mythology one of the three judges of the lower world, son of Zeus and Europa, and brother of Minos: applied to a solemn and final judgment.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Rhadamanthine ra-da-man′thin of Rhadamanthus, judge of the lower world, with Minos and Æacus—applied generally to a solemn and final judgment
    • Rhadamanthine Also Rhadaman′tine
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Usage

In literature:

Dr. Downie was still frightened (for George's surface manner was Rhadamanthine) and did his utmost to console Panky.
"Erewhon Revisited" by Samuel Butler
One great, if not the greatest, end of poetry is rhadamanthine justice.
"The Works of Whittier, Volume VII (of VII) The Conflict With Slavery, Politics and Reform, The Inner Life and Criticism" by John Greenleaf Whittier
One great, if not the greatest, end of poetry is rhadamanthine justice.
"The Complete Works of Whittier The Standard Library Edition with a linked Index" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Her judgements, as you probably know, are Rhadamanthine.
"The Tragic Muse" by Henry James
They are not so Rhadamanthine as we thought.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 18 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
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