noun as in poll tax
Public schools were initially supported by a Literary Fund and by one-half the capitation tax.
Almost at the outbreak of the Civil War it also gave the king a graduated capitation tax.
Akin to the tax that has just been described, at least in its nature as a direct impost, is the poll or capitation tax.
Revenue is raised principally from customs and a capitation tax, which has replaced a hut tax.
Rayah, r′ya, n. a non-Mohammedan subject of Turkey who pays the capitation tax.
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