head money

head money

noun
1.
a tax of so much per head or person.
2.
a reward paid for capturing or killing an outlaw, fugitive, or the like.

Origin:
1520–30

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head money
 
n
1.  a reward paid for the capture or slaying of a fugitive, outlaw, etc
2.  an archaic term for poll tax

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