Æstimatio Capitis

Dictionary: 
Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

In Saxon law. The estimation or valuation of the head; the price or value of a man. By the laws of Athelstan, the life of every man not excepting that of the king himself, was estimated at a certain price, which was called the were or æstimatio capitis. Crabb, Eng. Law, c. 4.

Author: 
Henry Campbell Black, M.A.
Publisher: 
West Publishing Company
Year Published: 
1910
Genre: 
Law Dictionary