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Definition of 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.
  2. That which is exacted; a severe tribute; a fee, reward, or contribution, demanded or levied with severity or injustice.

Exaction Translations

exaction in Dutch is afpersing, knevelarij
exaction in French is recouvrement
exaction in German is Eintreibung
exaction in Italian is fregagione