What is CENSUS?

The official counting or enumeration of the people of a state or nation, with statistics of wealth, commerce, education, etc. Huntington v. Cast, 149 Ind. 255, 48 N. E. 1025; Republic v. Paris, 10 Hawaii, 581. In Roman law. A numbering or enrollment of the people, with a valuation of their fortunes. In old European law. A tax, or tribute; a toll. Montesq. Esprit des Lois, liv. 30, c. 14.

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