American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A reward paid for the capture and delivery of a fugitive; a bounty.
- n. A poll tax.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. a capitation tax; a poll tax.
“They both claim the head money given by the lodge for the shooting of old man Crabbe over at Stylestown, and who's to say which fired the bullet?”
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