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Definition of exaction:

(n) : 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; that which is exacted; a severe tribute; a fee, reward, or contribution, demanded or levied with severity or injustice
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Definition of exaction:

(n) : 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; that which is exacted; a severe tribute; a fee, reward, or contribution, demanded or levied with severity or injustice

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