Capitation (noun)

  1. A form of taxation in which a fixed amount is levied on each individual, as opposed to a percentage of income or property value.
  2. A fixed amount paid by an insured person to a health care provider in return for a specified set of services.


From the latin word "capitatio", meaning "tax by head".


  1. The new tax system was based on capitation, with every adult paying a fixed sum.
  2. The government imposed a capitation tax on farmers to fund the war effort.
  3. The capitation fee was charged to each student for the school's extracurricular activities.
  4. He had to pay a capitation fee to join the gym.
  5. The insurance plan had a capitation payment to the doctor for each visit.
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