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Exactor  n.  One who exacts or demands by authority or right; hence, an extortioner; also, one unreasonably severe in injunctions or demands.

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"Exactor" Quotes from Famous Books

... to Queen Elizabeth as it was to his own royal pupil; namely, his famous "De Jure Regni apud Scotos," the very primer, according to many great thinkers, of constitutional liberty. He dedicates that book to King James, "not only as his monitor, but also as an importunate and bold exactor, which in these his tender and flexible years may conduct him in safety past the rocks of flattery." He has complimented James already on his abhorrence of flattery, "his inclination far above his years for undertaking all heroical and noble attempts, his promptitude in obeying his ...
— Historical Lectures and Essays • Charles Kingsley

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