Rhadamanthine Law and Legal Definition

Rhadamanthine means strictly and uncompromisingly just.

The word is derived from, Rhadamanthus the son of Zeus and Europa, who was a wise king. He was made a judge of the underworld after his death in reward for his exemplary sense of justice.

The word illustrates unbending and incorruptible officials. The word also means inflexibly rigorous, or severe in the application of law. Mostly the word is used to describe judges. For example, the judge’s rhadamanthine interpretation of the procedural rules in the statute makes it essential to study the rules before appearing in his court.