Origin of exaction
Examples from the Web for exaction
The Indians were triumphant, but not a whit the less inclined to obstinacy and exaction.The Scalp Hunters
You mean that if he should be—what you ask me about—your exaction would then be modified?The Outcry
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.The Astronomy of the Bible
E. Walter Maunder
Look at Normandy, freed from misrule and exaction, in peace and order.The Caged Lion
Charlotte M. Yonge
- the act or an instance of exacting, esp money
- an excessive or harsh demand, esp for money; extortion
- a sum or payment exacted
Word Origin and History for exaction
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.)).