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exaction

[ ig-zak-shuh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF exaction

Synonyms for exaction

  • call
  • charge
  • claim
  • contribution
  • extortion
  • fee
  • levy
  • payment
  • request
  • requirement
  • requisition
  • toll
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR EXACTION

The Indians were triumphant, but not a whit the less inclined to obstinacy and exaction.

You mean that if he should be—what you ask me about—your exaction would then be modified?

It may be said that the exaction of damages comes to the same thing.

That we would leave the seventh year, and the exaction of every debt.

Look at Normandy, freed from misrule and exaction, in peace and order.

Thus, when they complained that the exaction amounted to 9l.

To-day he falls an easy victim to injustice, intrigue and exaction.

Nor is the tithe any longer the only exaction demanded by the Prophet.

He would come with his hands shaking, ready to be cruel in the exaction of his rights.

Nor was this exaction unreasonable in view of the emergency.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from French exaction, from Latin exactionem (nominative exactio) "a driving out; supervision; exaction; a tax, tribute, impost," noun of action from past participle stem of exigere (see exact (adj.)).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR EXACTION

blackmail

nounintimidation for money; money to quiet informer
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  • bribery
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  • extortion
  • hush money
  • milking
  • payoff
  • protection
  • ransom
  • slush fund
  • tribute
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