- a tax of so much per head or person.
- a reward paid for capturing or killing an outlaw, fugitive, or the like.
Origin of head money
Examples from the Web for head money
Historical Examples of head money
But, in this case, where would be the head-money and the emigrants?Journal of an African Cruiser
It is the head and not the head-money that should be looked at.Aliens or Americans?
Howard B. Grose
And if half the head-money and the crew's pay were laid down in advance?Wide Courses
James Brendan Connolly
Sir James, however, was soon after deprived of the governorship of Labuan, and the head-money was abolished.
Made the claret merino myself, and enjoyed it, as I do anything bought with my "head-money."Louisa May Alcott
Louisa May Alcott
- a reward paid for the capture or slaying of a fugitive, outlaw, etc
- an archaic term for poll tax