exaction[eg zak′s̸hən, ig-]
- an exacting, as of money, time, etc.
- an excessive demand; extortion
- an exacted fee, tax, etc.
Origin of exactionMiddle English ; from Old French ; from Classical Latin exactio
- a. The act of exacting.b. Excessive or unjust demand; extortion.
- Something exacted.
- 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.
- That which is exacted; a severe tribute; a fee, reward, or contribution, demanded or levied with severity or injustice.
From Middle French exaction, from Old French, from Latin exactio