- a uniform tax or surcharge imposed upon every person or every adult in a specific group, as on those entering or leaving a country or using a particular service or conveyance.
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England houses the exile, but not without house-tax, window-tax, and head-tax.At Home And Abroad
Margaret Fuller Ossoli
See Erigena.Scraball (head-tax), as to its levy for the purpose of building palaces at Tara, 89, 90.The Round Towers of Ireland
Moreover, simultaneously with the head-tax other imposts were levied by the Kahals.
The only concern of the Government was the regular collection of the head-tax from the Kahals.
The former are those possessing less than 500 rubels ($250); they have to pay the head-tax and are subject to corporal punishment.