head money


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head money

n.
1. A reward paid for the capture and delivery of a fugitive; a bounty.
2. A tax levied in a fixed amount per person, as per each of the passengers aboard a ship; a capitation tax.

head money

n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a reward paid for the capture or slaying of a fugitive, outlaw, etc
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) an archaic term for poll tax
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And Johnny, the pilot, ere he returned to the service of the Commissioner, received a fair portion of the twenty pounds of head money that Kennan divided among the members of the launch crew who had raced through the jungle to the rescue the day Jerry had taken Makawao by the back of the neck and startled him into pulling the trigger of his unaimed rifle.
They both claim the head money given by the lodge for the shooting of old man Crabbe over at Stylestown, and who's to say which fired the bullet?
In reply to a question, Dr Faisal said Pakistan welcomed the announcement by the United States of head money on Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan leader Mullah Fazlullah and other terrorists, but there was a need to do more in this regard.
To a question, the Spokesperson lauded announcement of head money by India on TTP terrorists Mullah Fazlullah and others and added that there is need to do more in this regard.
Therefore, he was declared as Proclaimed Offender and the government had fixed his head money at Rs 200,000.
An anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Saturday issued notice to a prosecutor to submit his response on bail plea of a man who has been booked for offering head money for the murder of former SSP Malir Rao Anwar.
KARACHI -- An anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Saturday issued notice to a prosecutor to submit his response on bail plea of a man who has been booked for offering head money for the murder of former SSP Malir Rao Anwar.
WASHINGTON -- United States (US) has put head money on commanders of banned Tehrik-i-Taliban (TTP) Mullah Fazlullah, Abdul Wali and Mangal Bagh.
Police official Umar Tufail said the Sindh government had announced Rs500,000 million head money on Salih Teghani and he was wanted to police in several cases.
head money, besides recovering money, gold ornaments, cars,
An amount of one million rupees was declared as the head money by the government for the detention of Sibtain Kazmi.
Islamabad, Jan 16 ( ANI ): Shahzain Bugti, a grandson of slain Akbar clan chieftain Nawab Akbar Bugti, has announced head money for former military ruler Pervez Musharraf.