exaction (n.)
extortionate taxation, exorbitant demand
H8 I.ii.25[Queen Katherine to Wolsey, of the people] they vent reproaches / Most bitterly on you as putter-on / Of these exactions
H8 I.ii.47[Queen Katherine to Wolsey, of taxation] These exactions ... are / Most pestilent to th'hearing
H8 I.ii.52.2[King Henry to Queen Katherine] Still exaction!
R2 II.i.249[Willoughby to Northumberland and Ross] daily new exactions are devised
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