capitative

capitation

[kap-i-tey-shuhn]
noun
1.
a numbering or assessing by the head.
2.
a poll tax.
3.
a fee or payment of a uniform amount for each person.

Origin:
1605–15; (< F) < Late Latin capitātiōn- (stem of capitātiō), equivalent to Latin capit- (stem of caput) head + -ātiōn -ation

capitative, adjective
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capitation (ˌkæpɪˈteɪʃən)
 
n
1.  a tax levied on the basis of a fixed amount per head
2.  capitation grant a grant of money given to every person who qualifies under certain conditions
3.  the process of assessing or numbering by counting heads
 
[C17: from Late Latin capitātiō, from Latin caput head]
 
'capitative
 
adj

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capitation
1614, "counting of heads," from L. capitationem, from caput "head" (see head). Meaning "levying of a poll tax" is from 1641.
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