cap·i·ta·tion /ˌka-pə-'tā-shən/ n [Late Latin capitatio, from Latin caput head]
1: a direct uniform tax imposed on each head or person: poll tax
no capitation, or other direct, tax shall be laidU.S. Constitution art. I
2: a uniform per person payment or fee

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

index assessment (levy), duty (tax), excise, poll (canvass), tax

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

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  • capitation — [ kapitasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1584; bas lat. capitatio « impôt par tête » ♦ Féod. Impôt, taxe levée par individu. ⇒ prestation. ● capitation nom féminin (bas latin capitatio, taxe par tête) Autrefois, impôt, taxe par tête. ⇒CAPITATION, subst. fém. DR.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • capitation — UK US /ˌkæpɪˈteɪʃən/ noun [U] FINANCE, GOVERNMENT ► payment to a medical worker based on the number of patients in their care: »In Britain general practitioners are paid mainly through a mixture of capitation and performance payments. ► an amount …   Financial and business terms

  • capitation — cap i*ta tion (k[a^]p [i^]*t[=a] sh[u^]n), n. [L. capitatio a poll tax, fr. caput head; cf. F. capitation.] 1. A numbering of heads or individuals. [Obs.] Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster] 2. A tax upon each head or person, without reference to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • capitation — CAPITATION. s. f. Taxe par tête. Payer la Capitation …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • Capitation — Capitation, was Kopfsteuer …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • capitation — 1610s, counting of heads, from L. capitationem (nom. capitatio), noun of action from a verb derived from caput head (see HEAD (Cf. head)). Meaning levying of a poll tax is from 1640s …   Etymology dictionary

  • capitation — ► NOUN ▪ the payment of a fee or grant to a doctor, school, etc., the amount being determined by the number of patients, pupils, etc. ORIGIN Latin, from caput head …   English terms dictionary

  • capitation — [kap΄i tā′shən] n. [LL capitatio < L caput, HEAD] a tax or fee of so much per head; payment per capita: see also POLL TAX …   English World dictionary

  • Capitation — La capitation est un impôt qui a existé dans la Rome antique et en France pendant l Ancien Régime. Le terme dérive du Latin căpĭtātĭo (« taxe par tête »)[1]. Il s agit d un impôt très proche de l’impôt par tête. Sommaire 1 Rome antique… …   Wikipédia en Français

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