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Exaction

Definition of the noun exaction

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noun - plural: exactions

  1. act of demanding or levying by force or authority
    • examples: exaction of tribute | exaction of various dues and fees
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic word: demand = the act of demanding
    • more specific word: extortion = unjust exaction

Alternative definition of the noun exaction

noun

  1. The act of demanding with authority, and compelling to pay or yield; compulsion to give or furnish; a levying by force; a driving to compliance; as, the exaction to tribute or of obedience; hence, extortion.
  2. That which is exacted; a severe tribute; a fee, reward, or contribution, demanded or levied with severity or injustice.

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Google previewSeaside Dream Home Besieged - colour (2010)

Scenic Preservation Mandates and Property Rights in Collision, a Case History, and Proposed Land-Use Reforms by T.G. Berlincourt

A scenic exaction is a scenic regulatory taking by government, or stated another way, it's a use restriction placed on property by government in order to preserve scenic vistas for the benefit of the public at large. Many people believe that to be a ...

Google previewCollier on Bankruptcy Taxation (2016)

by Myron M. Sheinfeld, Fred T. Witt, Milton B. Hyman

Determining whether an exaction is an excise tax or a penalty is complicated because the Bankruptcy Code provides no definition of ...

Google previewLand Use Law (2014)

by Daniel R. Mandelker

In the decades before the Supreme Court changed the takings tests that apply to exactions, the state courts had adopted a variety of tests1 to decide whether a subdivision control exaction is a taking of property, These tests require a showing ...

Google previewAmerican Constitutional Law (2009)

Essays, Cases, and Comparative Notes by Donald P. Kommers, John E. Finn, Gary J. Jacobsohn

Such a statutory exaction is a form of test oath, and the test oath has always been abhorrent in the United States. Words uttered under coercion are proof of loyalty to nothing but self-interest. Love of country must spring from willing hearts and ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; Or Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, &c. Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)

EXACTION, n.s. [from exa9.] t. The hundreds of years, still covered by the fresh and act of making an authoritative demand, or levying salt waters and moorish earth exaggerated upon by force. β€” them. Hale. 1. To heighten by representation ; If ...

Google previewA new law dictionary ... (1792)

by Richard Burn, John Burn

EXACTION, is a wrong done by an officer, or one in pretended authority ...

Google previewAmerican English Encyclopaedia Law (1888)

Duress of Goods may exist when one is compelled to submit to an illegal exaction in order to obtain them from one who has them, but refuses to surrender them unless the exaction is endured.4 4. Arrest β€” Imprisonment. β€” To put the party ...

Google previewLaw Dictionary (1897)

by John Bouvier, Francis Rawle

The term exaction early came to mean the wrong done by an officer, or one pretending to have authority, in demanding or taking any reward or fee for that matter, cause, or thing which the law allows not. Termes de la Ley. EXAMINATION.

Google previewA Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language ... (1825)

Supplement by John Jamieson

Some view the designation, perhaps, with more propriety, as denoting the exaction of a hen for every chimney. " In ancient times the Crown of Scotland had an extensive forest in the north-eastern extremity of this county ; and the hereditary ...

Google previewScottish Dictionary and Supplement (1841)

In Four Volumes. Suppl. Kab-Zic by John Jamieson

Some view the designation, perhaps, with more propriety, as denoting the exaction of a hen for every chimney. " In ancient times the Crown of Scotland had an extensive forest in the north-eastern extremity of this county ; and the hereditary ...

Google previewSupplement to The Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language (1825)

Illustrating the Words in Their Different Significations, by Examples from Ancient and Modern Writers, Shewing Their Affinity to Those of Other Languages ... by John Jamieson

Some view the designation, perhaps, with more propriety, as denoting the exaction of a hen for every chimney. - β€œIn ancient times the Crown of Scotland had an extensive forest in the north-eastern extremity of this county; and the hereditary ...

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Exaction Meaning

Video shows what exaction means. The act of demanding with authority, and compelling to pay or yield, compulsion to give or furnish, a levying by force, ...

Scrabble value of E1X8A1C3T1I1O1N1

The value of this 8-letter word is 17 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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