- The act of exacting.
- Excessive or unjust demand; extortion.
- Something exacted.
- The calling of a party to answer. See <internalXref urlencoded="exact">exact</internalXref>, v., 4.
- The act of demanding with authority and compelling to pay or yield; compulsory or authoritative demand; excessive or arbitrary requirement: as, the <em>exaction</em> of tribute or of obedience.
- That which is exacted; a requisition; especially, something compulsorily required without right, or in excess of what is due or proper.
- In <em>law</em>, a wrong done by an officer or one in pretended authority, by taking a reward or fee for that for which the law allows none. See <internalXref urlencoded="extortion">extortion</internalXref>.
- 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; ; hence, extortion.
- That which is exacted; a severe tribute; a fee, reward, or contribution, demanded or levied with severity or injustice.
- The act of <xref>demanding</xref> with <xref>authority</xref>, and <xref>compelling</xref> to <xref>pay</xref> or <xref>yield</xref>; <xref>compulsion</xref> to give or <xref>furnish</xref>; a <xref>levying</xref> by <xref>force</xref>; a driving to <xref>compliance</xref>; as, the exaction to tribute or of obedience; hence, <xref>extortion</xref>.
- That which is <xref>exacted</xref>; a severe <xref>tribute</xref>; a <xref>fee</xref>, <xref>reward</xref>, or <xref>contribution</xref>, demanded or levied with <xref>severity</xref> or <xref>injustice</xref>.
- act of demanding or levying by force or authority