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plural of caput.
any head or headlike expansion on a structure, as on a bone.
by or for each individual person:
income per capita.
Law. noting or pertaining to a method of dividing an estate by which all those equally related to the decedent take equal shares individually without regard to the number of lines of descent.
Compare per stirpes.
Historical Examples

A Journal of a Tour in the Congo Free State Marcus Dorman
The Keepers of the King’s Peace Edgar Wallace
More Celtic Fairy Tales Various
Sanders of the River Edgar Wallace
An African Adventure Isaac F. Marcosson
An African Adventure Isaac F. Marcosson
A Journal of a Tour in the Congo Free State Marcus Dorman
The Keepers of the King’s Peace Edgar Wallace

See per capita
(anatomy) the plural of caput
noun (pl) capita (ˈkæpɪtə)
(anatomy) a technical name for the head
the main or most prominent part of an organ or structure
adjective, adverb
of or for each person
per capita [(puhr kap-i-tuh)]


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