exact tribute

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Its purpose, unlike that of wars of conquest, was not to gain new territories nor to exact tribute from conquered peoples, but rather to take prisoners for sacrifice to the sun.
A preserve for old wounds rather than old joys, it could exact tribute for them years or even generations later, as when a daughter in The Wild Duck commits the suicide flubbed by her grandfather, then by her father, before she was born, and with the same revolver to boot.
Of course we will not have a queen or king, or our own president, becoming nonentities and slaves to overpaid creatures we may never meet but who exact tributes from us to keep them in the privileges they want and demand.