Definition of exaction noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ɪɡˈzækʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪɡˈzækʃn//
    [countable, uncountable](formal)
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  1. 1an act of demanding and getting something from somebody rising tax exactions
  2. 2an act of making something bad happen to somebody the exactions imposed by military law