Exaction

Definition of Exaction

Ex`ac´tion
n.1.The act of demanding with authority, and compelling to pay or yield; compulsion to give or furnish; a levying by force; a driving to compliance; as, the exaction to tribute or of obedience; hence, extortion.
Take away your exactions from my people.
- Ezek. xlv. 9.
Daily new exactions are devised.
- Shak.
Illegal exactions of sheriffs and officials.
- Bancroft.
2.That which is exacted; a severe tribute; a fee, reward, or contribution, demanded or levied with severity or injustice.

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