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A.Word.A.Day--rhadamanthine

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rhadamanthine (rad-a-MAN-thin) adjective

Strictly and uncompromisingly just.

[From Rhadamanthus, in Greek Mythology a son of Zeus and Europa who, in reward for his exemplary sense of justice, was made a judge of the underworld after his death.]

"Irrespective of amity or animosity between critics, though, it's impossible for anyone attending the Fringe - whether they're writing about it, performing in it, or genuine punters - to show a Rhadamanthine aspect towards the sequel to the now notorious solo show "Critical Mass". Dominic Cavendish, Edinburgh 98, Independent, 10 Aug 1998.

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