- the act or an instance of exacting, esp money
- an excessive or harsh demand, esp for money; extortion
- a sum or payment exacted
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Example Sentences Including 'exaction'
But the exaction of reparations from Germany was for France not only a necessary financial operation.
The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century
Macquarie Dictionary: Extortion (definition 3) oppressive or illegal exaction , as of excessive price or interest.
The Mercury, Sunday Tasmanian (2004)
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