Origin of capitation
Related formscap·i·ta·tive, adjective
Examples from the Web for capitation
But it is said that the Constitution prohibits a capitation tax, unless in proportion to the census.Charles Sumner; his complete works, volume 9 (of 20)|Charles Sumner
Every male child was registered as soon as born; at 18 he began to pay the capitation tax; and at 80 was entitled to a pension.
No taxes were to be levied on them except the capitation tax.The Turkish Empire, its Growth and Decay|Lord Eversley
He even threatened Rome itself, and claimed a capitation tax.
There are numerous volunteer corps, which receive a capitation grant from the government.