exaction[eg zak′s̸hən, ig-]
- 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
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- a. The act of exacting.b. Excessive or unjust demand; extortion.
- Something exacted.