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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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The deputy CM, who also holds the education portfolio in the AAP government, made it clear that any school found accepting capitation fee or donation or conducting interviews for nursery admission will be penalised with a minimum fine of Rs 5 lakh while repeat offence could also invite jail term of three years.
The Section 13 of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act, 2009 clearly prohibits the collection of any capitation fee.
They recovered the money collected from the students in the name of donation or capitation fee.
Effect of the three scenarios of capitation fee on after-income tax of GPs Adjustment proposed Current turnover R1 500 588 Current income R799 282 All expenses R701 717 Staffing expenses R 197 323 [right arrow] 560% R1 301 784 more Operational expenses R 206 164 [right arrow] 100% R 206 164 more Other expenses (tax) R 298 230 [right arrow] Variable Investment costs [right arrow] 100% R 701 717 Total new expenses all expenses R2 209 665 Table 3.
And another point is that if there would be a common test and a common merit list, then definitely, it would put an end to the capitation fee because admission would take place on the basis of merit list and the private sector would also follow this process.
The question is whether we need children who would use their innate ability to think of a career path with strong value-based academic credentials and deep-rooted knowledge or someone who would live in a comfort zone dreaming of the NRI capitation fee option for the future.
Hours before the CBI officials took him for questioning from the temple precincts, IT officials, who have launched a state-wide raid against medical and engineering colleges which take capitation fee, seized Rs 13 crore cash from Adhi Parasakthi Medical college.
For each patient on their list FPs receive a capitation fee which increases with the age band (0-64, 65-74, and 75+) of the patient.
In the Presbyterian Church of Wales we pay to our central office a capitation fee on each member of pounds 159 (next year pounds 162) for administration, including ministers and central office staff salaries, ministers and widows' pensions, home and overseas mission work.
In its submission to the report of the After Hours Primary Health Care Working Party, the college suggests this could be subsidised by nurses being funded on an equivalent basis to GPs, through capitation fee or a fee for service, as well as through Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) payments.
Your capitation fee is on the same plane as family practice and you are not perceived as a specialist.