act of counting people in a particular group, instance of counting the number of people in attendance, count of people, count of the number of people present; number of people in a specific group, (Travel) physical counting of passengers to compare a passenger list with the actual number of passengers; (Business) number of people employed by a company or organization
Capite censi were literally, in Latin, "those counted by head" in the ancient Roman census. Also known as "the head count", the term was used to refer to the lowest class of citizens, people not of the nobility or middle classes, owning little or no property, thus they were counted by the head rather than by their property. Initially capite censi was synonymous with proletarii, meaning those citizens whose property was too small to be rated for the census. Later though, the proletarii were distinguished from the capite censi as having "appreciable property" to the value of 11,000 asses or less. In contrast, the capite censi are assumed to have not owned any property of significance.