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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Capitation  \Cap`i*ta"tion\,  n.  [L.  capitatio  a  poll  tax,  fr 
  caput  head;  cf  F.  capitation.] 
  1.  A  numbering  of  heads  or  individuals.  [Obs.]  --Sir  T. 
  Browne. 
 
  2.  A  tax  upon  each  head  or  person,  without  reference  to 
  property;  a  poll  tax. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  capitation 
  n  :  a  tax  levied  on  the  basis  of  a  fixed  amount  per  person 




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