exertion = exercise?

Alison Murie sagehen7470 at ATT.NET
Fri Nov 14 00:57:13 UTC 2008

     "The Bush administration overstepped in its exertion of executive
privilege, and may very well try to continue to shield information
from the American people after it leaves office," said Senator Sheldon
This looks logical, but it isn't the usual usage, surely?

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