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Exaction

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EXAC'TION, n. The act of demanding with authority, and compelling to pay or yield authoritative demand a levying or drawing from by force a driving to compliance as the exaction of tribute or of obedience.

1. Extortion a wresting from one unjustly the taking advantage of one's necessities, to compel him to pay illegal or exorbitant tribute, fees or rewards.

Take away your exactions from my people. Ezekiel 45

2. That which is exacted tribute, fees, rewards or contributions demanded or levied with severity or injustice. Kings may be enriched by exactions, but their power is weakened by the consequent disaffection of their subjects.

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The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software.

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Entry for 'Exaction'. King James Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/kjd/e/exaction.html.

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