Definition for capita (2 of 3)
noun, plural ca·pi·ta [kap-i-tuh] /ˈkæp ɪ tə/. Anatomy.
Origin of caput
Definition for capita (3 of 3)
Origin of per capita
Examples from the Web for capita
He will give you peace and full crops, and make you capita over your enemies.The Keepers of the King's Peace|Edgar Wallace
In the Congo every group of native workmen is in charge of a capita, who would be designated a foreman in this country.
I have in mind the experience of a capita on the "Comte de Flandre."
Nothing however, was heard of the boat until now when the capita appeared and told a harrowing story.A Journal of a Tour in the Congo Free State|Marcus Dorman
I fear I am somewhat of a heretic with regard to the evidential value of folk-tales regarded as capita mortua of anthropology.More Celtic Fairy Tales|Various
British Dictionary definitions for capita (1 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for capita (2 of 3)
noun plural capita (ˈkæpɪtə)
Word Origin for caput
British Dictionary definitions for capita (3 of 3)
Word Origin for per capita
Medicine definitions for capita
n. pl. cap•i•ta (kăp′ĭ-tə)
Culture definitions for capita
A Latin phrase 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.