- A person who makes illegal or unreasonable demands; an extortioner.
- A person who collects taxes.
From exact + -or
Variant of exact
- characterized by, requiring, or capable of accuracy of detail; very accurate; methodical; correct: an exact science
- not deviating in form or content; without variation; precise: an exact replica
- being the very (one specified or understood): the exact spot where I put it
- strict; severe; rigorous: an exact disciplinarian
Origin of exactClassical Latin exactus ; from past participle of exigere, to drive out, measure, determine ; from ex-, out + agere, to do: see act
- to force payment of; extort: with from or of
- to demand and get by authority or force; insist on: with from or of
- to call for; make necessary; require
Origin of exactME exacten