the act of exacting; extortion: the exactions of usury.
an amount or sum exacted.

1350–1400; Middle English exactioun < Latin exāctiōn- (stem of exāctiō) a demanding. See exact, -ion

nonexaction, noun
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exaction (ɪɡˈzækʃən)
1.  the act or an instance of exacting, esp money
2.  an excessive or harsh demand, esp for money; extortion
3.  a sum or payment exacted

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Word Origin & History

late 14c., from Fr. exaction, from L. exactionem, noun of action from exigere (see exact).
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Example sentences
Nor will she dwindle into marriage without an exaction at every step.
The school board must hold a noticed public hearing prior to adopting or increasing a development exaction.
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