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This week's theme: Words related to death and taxes
capitation (kap-i-TAY-shuhn) noun
1. A counting of heads.
[From Late Latin capitation- (poll tax), from caput (head). Ultimately from Indo-European root kaput- (head), also the origin of head, captain, chef, chapter, cadet, cattle, chattel, achieve, biceps, and mischief, (but not of kaput).]
"Later, the Supreme Court appointed a committee under Justice Jahagirdar
to ensure that the private medical colleges charge no undue capitation
There is also an artificial aristocracy founded on wealth and birth, without either virtue or talents... The artificial aristocracy is a mischievous ingredient in government, and provisions should be made to prevent its ascendancy. -Thomas Jefferson, third US president, architect and author (1743-1826)