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Meaning of EXACTION

Pronunciation:  ig'zakshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  act of demanding or levying by force or authority; "exaction of tribute"; "exaction of various dues and fees"
 

EXACTION is a 8 letter word that starts with E.

 

 See Also: demand, extortion

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

 
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