capitation

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From Latin capitationem, from caput (head).

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capitation (plural capitations)

  1. Performing a headcount; the counting of people.
  2. A poll tax.
  3. 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.
  4. (India, euphemistic) A donation made to an educational institution to obtain admission.

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