dict.org

The DICT Development Group


Search for:
Search type:
Database:

Database copyright information
Server information


1 definition found
 for Exacted
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Exact \Ex*act"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Exacted; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Exacting.] [From L. exactus, p. p. of exigere; or fr. LL.
     exactare: cf. OF. exacter. See Exact, a.]
     To demand or require authoritatively or peremptorily, as a
     right; to enforce the payment of, or a yielding of; to compel
     to yield or to furnish; hence, to wrest, as a fee or reward
     when none is due; -- followed by from or of before the one
     subjected to exaction; as, to exact tribute, fees, obedience,
     etc., from or of some one.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           He said into them, Exact no more than that which is
           appointed you.                           --Luke. iii.
                                                    13.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           Years of servise past
           From grateful souls exact reward at last --Dryden.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           My designs
           Exact me in another place.               --Massinger.
     [1913 Webster]

Contact=webmaster@dict.org Specification=RFC 2229