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1. A poll tax.
2. A payment or fee of a fixed amount per person, such as one remitted at regular intervals to a medical provider by a managed care organization for an enrolled patient.

[Late Latin capitātiō, capitātiōn-, from Latin caput, capit-, head; see kaput- in Indo-European roots.]

cap′i·tate′ v.
cap′i·ta′tive adj.


1. (Economics) a tax levied on the basis of a fixed amount per head
2. (Banking & Finance) capitation grant a grant of money given to every person who qualifies under certain conditions
3. (Statistics) the process of assessing or numbering by counting heads
[C17: from Late Latin capitātiō, from Latin caput head]
ˈcapitative adj


(ˌkæp ɪˈteɪ ʃən)

1. a poll tax.
2. a fee or payment of a uniform amount for each person.
[1605–15; (< French) < Late Latin capitātiō= Latin capit-, s. of caput head + -ātiō -ation]
cap′i•ta`tive, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.capitation - a tax levied on the basis of a fixed amount per person
revenue enhancement, tax, taxation - charge against a citizen's person or property or activity for the support of government
poll tax - a tax of a fixed amount per person and payable as a requirement for the right to vote


A. N (= act) → capitación f; (= tax) → impuesto m por cabeza
B. CPD capitation grant Nsubvención f por capitación


nKopfsteuer f


n capitación f, sistema m de seguro médico en el cual se les paga a los proveedores una cantidad fija por persona asegurada
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