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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.
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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
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(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.
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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
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A. N (= act) → capitación f; (= tax) → impuesto m por cabeza
B. CPD capitation grant Nsubvención f por capitación
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nKopfsteuer f
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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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References in classic literature ?
No Capitation, or other direct, Tax shall be laid, unless in Proportion to the Census or Enumeration herein before directed to be taken.
Capitation, which refers to a flat-fee monthly payment per patient (per head) made to a physician (typically a primary care physician) to care for all of the patient's medical needs, is a creation of HMOs.
The officials said the regulator issued circulars to private schools time and again in light of the law and regulation that the charging of 'capitation fee' was not permissible, but they fell on deaf ears.
Desai said the department had secured an additional Sh2.2 billion from the National Treasury for capitation. The money has been disbursed to the institutions after the launch of the programme.
The institutions have not received the capitation since their details are yet to be captured by the National Education Management Information System (Nemis), the county's Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers Executive Secretary Ndung'u Wangenye said on Tuesday.
The involvement of School Management Committees (SMCs) and Parent Teacher Associations (PTAs) to demand transparency and accountability in financial management of capitation grants in basic schools has seen tremendous improvement in the Asante-Akim South Municipality.
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The Catholic Primary School Managers' Association revealed schools have lost around [euro]110million since cuts were made to their capitation, or dayto-day, State funding.
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September 14, 2015 (BOR) - The education ministry in South Sudan's Jonglei state has reported a dramatic improvement in primary and secondary schools after the inception of government capitation grants to boost girls' education in the country's largest region.
With the coming evolution toward capitation payments and emphasis on population health, the worlds of acute (AC) and post-acute care (PAC) will become even more entwined.