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exaction

noun ex·ac·tion \ig-ˈzak-shən\

Definition of EXACTION

1
a :  the act or process of exacting
b :  extortion
2
:  something exacted; especially :  a fee, reward, or contribution demanded or levied with severity or injustice
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First Known Use of EXACTION

15th century

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