torts. A willful wrong done by an officer, or by one
color of his office, takes more fee or pay for his services than what the
law allows. Between extortion and exaction there is this difference, that
in the former case the officer extorts more than his due, when something is
due to him, in the latter, he exacts what is not his due, when there is
nothing due to him. Wishard, Co. Litt. 368.
Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition
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