Exaction

Ex*ac"tion

(?), n. [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.
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Take away your exactions from my people.
Ezek. xlv. 9.
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Daily new exactions are devised.
Shak.
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Illegal exactions of sheriffs and officials.
Bancroft.
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2. That which is exacted; a severe tribute; a fee, reward, or contribution, demanded or levied with severity or injustice. Daniel.
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