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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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No Capitation, or other direct, Tax shall be laid, unless in Proportion to the Census or Enumeration herein before directed to be taken.
We appeal to Parliament to increase capitation of public universities.
As part of efforts to implement FSE, the government increased the capitation fund for secondary boarding schools to Sh22,244 which will be paid directly to the school.
The Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety has announced a 12 week consultation on the findings of a Review of the Northern Ireland Weighted Capitation Formula for allocating Primary Care Prescribing Resources.
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But the health agency is due another [euro]2million in "ghost payments" from GPs who had received capitation fees in respect of deceased medical card holders.
While the Federal government has tinkered with the payment system in the past, it has been unwilling to bite the political bullet necessary to discard the fee-for-service payment system and announce a plan to transition to capitation as the primary payment methodology.
In some circumstances, they receive capitation payments as a reimbursement method from the HMO.
This type of role fits better with a capitation, or per-patient, method of compensating physicians.
A more comprehensive approach, global payment systems, provides a fixed payment per person for a defined period of time, known in the past as capitation.
3 -- Adigalar, a self-styled 'godman' of the famous Amman temple at Melvaruthur, off GST Road, was running the medical and engineering college and believed to have received huge amount as capitation fees from students for offering seats.
New Delhi, Dec 16 (ANI): The Capitation Fee Scam has once again gripped Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting S Jagathrakshakan, after a leading news channel uncovered a demand for capitation fee by Balaji Medical College, a subsidiary of the Bharath Institute of Education and Research (BIHER).