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Exactor

Definitions

  • Levying the Tax: The Taxpayer in The Hands of The Exactors
    Levying the Tax: The Taxpayer in The Hands of The Exactors
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Exactor One who exacts or demands by authority or right; hence, an extortioner; also, one unreasonably severe in injunctions or demands.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n exactor One who exacts or levies; specifically, an officer who collects tribute, taxes, or customs.
    • n exactor One who or that which requires or demands by authority: as, an exactor of etiquette.
    • n exactor One who compels another to pay more than is legal or reasonable; one who is unreasonably strict in his demands or requirements.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Exactor one who exacts: an extortioner: one who claims rights, often too strictly:—fem. Exact′ress
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L.: cf. F. exacteur,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. exigĕre, exactumex, out, agĕre, to drive.

Usage

In literature:

For God is no morbid exactor: he hath no hand to bow beneath, nor a foot, that thou shouldst kiss it.
"The Germ" by Various
He by extortion brings in three times more: Say, who's the worst, th' exactor or the whore?
"The Hesperides & Noble Numbers: Vol. 1 and 2" by Robert Herrick
After visiting many curio stores they were safely landed at the store of the master exactor.
"Japan" by Dorothy Menpes
Her own exactors have spoiled my people, and women have borne sway over her.
"Old English Chronicles" by Various
He is not a legal exactor, but a liberal giver.
"The All-Sufficiency of Christ" by Charles Henry Mackintosh
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