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a numbering or assessing by the head.
a poll tax.
a fee or payment of a uniform amount for each person.
Historical Examples

The Inhabitants of the Philippines Frederic H. Sawyer
The Journal of Negro History, Volume 2, 1917 Various
A History of Giggleswick School Edward Allen Bell
Cyprus Franz von Lher
The Story of the “Britannia” E. P. Statham
The Turkish Empire, its Growth and Decay Lord Eversley
The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Edward Gibbon
A Visit to the Philippine Islands John Bowring
Hallowed Heritage: The Life of Virginia Dorothy M. Torpey
A Visit to the Philippine Islands John Bowring

a tax levied on the basis of a fixed amount per head
capitation grant, a grant of money given to every person who qualifies under certain conditions
the process of assessing or numbering by counting heads


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