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synonyms for exaction

  • call
  • charge
  • claim
  • contribution
  • extortion
  • fee
  • levy
  • payment
  • request
  • requirement
  • requisition
  • toll
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How to use exaction in a sentence

By statute and order the Central Authority had authorised compulsory detention for four hours and the exaction of a task of work.
ENGLISH POOR LAW POLICYSIDNEY WEBB
The violent altercation witnessed by Clameran's new valet, Joseph Dubois, had been caused by the exaction of this promise.
FILE NO. 113EMILE GABORIAU
But the stern customs of his people had made too severe an exaction of the feeble old man.
THE LAST OF THE MOHICANSJAMES FENIMORE COOPER
How can he be fed, clothed, and warmed without the State making its existence felt by the exaction of a tithe?
THE SURPRISES OF LIFEGEORGES CLEMENCEAU
The allies no sooner obtained possession of central Europe than they outdid its recent master in every species of exaction.
THE LIFE OF NAPOLEON BONAPARTEWILLIAM MILLIGAN SLOANE
No doubt she had been harassed by Allen's exaction of response to his ardent affection, and wearied of his monopoly of her.
MAGNUM BONUMCHARLOTTE M. YONGE
To this exaction, involving not less than $132,000 per year additional freight rates, the lumbermen of Georgia objected.
RAILROADS: RATES AND REGULATIONSWILLIAM Z. RIPLEY
You may then spare him every exaction, relinquish every gain; but till down he must be struck incessantly and remorselessly.
THE INTEREST OF AMERICA IN SEA POWER, PRESENT AND FUTUREA. T. MAHAN
Fleetwood knew it, and he scorned to solicit them; an exaction of their idle vows would be merely the humiliation of himself.
THE AMAZING MARRIAGE, COMPLETEGEORGE MEREDITH
Talliage, the citizens of London resist exaction of, i, 139.
LONDON AND THE KINGDOM - VOLUME IIIREGINALD R. SHARPE
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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capacitor

WORDS RELATED TO EXACTION

  • bribe
  • bribery
  • exaction
  • extortion
  • hush money
  • milking
  • payoff
  • protection
  • ransom
  • slush fund
  • tribute
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.