Origin of capitation
Examples from the Web for capitation
Historical Examples of 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)
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
He even threatened Rome itself, and claimed a capitation tax.
There are numerous volunteer corps, which receive a capitation grant from the government.
Word Origin 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.