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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 of head money
1520-1530
First recorded in 1520-30
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head money

noun
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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