from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A fixed tax levied on all persons in a certain area, especially as a condition of voting in elections.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A tax levied at so much per head of the adult male population; a capitation-tax: formerly common in England, and still levied in some of the United States, as well as in a few of the countries of continental Europe. Formerly also called poll-money, polling-pence, and poll-silver.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A
taxdetermined as a uniform, fixed amount per individual.
- noun US A tax required in order to vote.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a tax of a fixed amount per person and payable as a requirement for the right to vote
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From sense poll ("head") for “uniform tax per individual”; from sense poll ("voting place") for “tax required to vote”.
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