exaction[eg zak′s̸hən, ig-]
exaction definition by Webster's New World
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- an exacting, as of money, time, etc.
- an excessive demand; extortion
- an exacted fee, tax, etc.
Origin: Middle English ; from Old French ; from Classical Latin exactio
exaction definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- a. The act of exacting.b. Excessive or unjust demand; extortion.
- Something exacted.