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English definition of “capitation”

capitation

noun [U]     /ˌkæpɪˈteɪʃən/ FINANCE, GOVERNMENT
payment to a medical worker based on the number of patients in their care: In Britain general practitioners are paid mainly through a mixture of capitation and performance payments.
an amount of money given by the government to a school based on the number of students at the school: How is the allocation of capitation to departments within a secondary school calculated?
(Definition of capitation noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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