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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  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  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  exaction 
  n  :  act  of  demanding  or  levying  by  by  force  or  authority: 
  "exaction  of  tribute";  "exaction  of  various  dues  and 
  fees" 




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