Origin of capitation
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.
British Dictionary definitions for capitation
Word Origin for capitation
Word Origin and History for capitation
1610s, "counting of heads," from Late Latin capitationem (nominative capitatio), noun of action from past participle stem of a verb derived from caput "head" (see capitulum). Meaning "levying of a poll tax" is from 1640s.