Definition of Capitation

1. Noun. A tax levied on the basis of a fixed amount per person.

Generic synonyms: Revenue Enhancement, Tax, Taxation
Specialized synonyms: Poll Tax



Definition of Capitation

1. n. A numbering of heads or individuals.

Definition of Capitation

1. Noun. Performing a headcount; the counting of people. ¹

2. Noun. A poll tax. ¹

3. Noun. A system of remuneration for providers of health care, in which providers enroll patients as permanent clients and receive a fixed periodic payment for each enrollee. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Capitation

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Capitation

1. In U.S. Health services, capitation refers to a fixed per capita amount that is paid to a hospital, clinic or doctor for each person served. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Capitation

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Literary usage of Capitation

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1. An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam ( Smith, Joseph Shield Nicholson (1895)
"capitation Taxes. capitation taxes, if it is attempted to pro- ... capitation taxes, if they are proportioned, not lo the supposed fortune, but to the rank ..."

2. Purchasing Managed Care Services for Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment by Stephen Moss (1997)
"A shift in the financing of behavioral health care toward capitation models is rapidly evolving. This represents a major policy shift from retrospective to ..."

3. Federal Employees Health Benefits Program: Competition and Other Factors by A. Bruce Steinwald (2006)
"'HMO capitation quartiles were based on 232 metropolitan areas for the ... WO capitation data were not available in 4 of the 319 metropolitan areas in ..."

4. The Continental Legal History Series by Association of American Law Schools (1915)
"The capitation Tax,6 included during the feudal epoch with seigniorial dues,7 took its ... 7 Esmein, 562, sees in the capitation tax a tax on the income, ..."

5. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1854)
"The humane policy of his successor reduced the capitation to seven pieces. ... 116) argues with weight and learning on the subject of the capitation; ..."

6. The Works of Tennyson by Alfred Tennyson Tennyson, Hallam Tennyson Tennyson (1908)
"Thus in 1699 the capitation was imposed. This was in name an income-tax that should have been ... The capitation was arbitrarily assessed by the intendants, ..."

7. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Ernest Alfred Benians, Sir Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1908)
"Thus in 1699 the capitation was imposed. This was in name an income-tax that should have been ... The capitation was arbitrarily assessed by the intendants, ..."

8. The Johns Hopkins University Studies in Historical and Political Science by Johns Hopkins University (1912)
"capitation Tax?—Just before the Civil War the capitation tax was 80 cents on ... The constitution of 1869 imposed a $1 capitation tax on all males over ..."

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