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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Exaction \Ex*ac"tion\, noun [L. exactio: cf. F. exaction.]

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. --Daniel.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

exaction

noun

1: act of demanding or levying by force or authority; "exaction of tribute"; "exaction of various dues and fees"


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