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EXACT'OR, noun One who exacts; an officer who collects tribute, taxes or customs.

I will make thine officers peace, and thine exactors righteousness. Isaiah 60:17.

1. An extortioner; one who compels another to pay more than is legal or reasonable; one who demands something without pity or regard to justice.

2. He that demands by authority; as an exactor of oaths.

3. One who is unreasonably severe in his injunctions or demands.