any head or headlike expansion on a structure, as on a bone.
Origin of caput
1640–50; < Latin: head
by or for each individual person: income per capita.
Law. noting or pertaining to a method of dividing an estate by which all those equally related to the decedent take equal shares individually without regard to the number of lines of descent.Compare per stirpes.
A Latinphrase literally meaning “by heads,” and translated as “for each person.” It is a common unit for expressing data in statistics. A country's per capita personal income, for example, is the average personal income per person.