census
cen·sus n: a usu. complete count of a population (as of a state); esp: a periodic governmental count of a population that usu. includes social and economic information (as occupations, ages, and incomes) see also article i and amendment xvi of the constitution in the back matter

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

census
I noun account, calculation, census, ciphering, computation, count, counting, demography, enumeration, evaluation, figure-work, figures, figuring, list, listing, measurement, numbering, numeration, official count, official enumeration of inhabitants, official enumeration of the population, official reckoning, official registration, poll, reckoning, recount, registering, registration, score, statement, statistical inquiry, statistics, supputation, tables, tabulation, tally, valuation, vital statistics associated concepts: federal census, representation based upon the last census II index assessment (levy), census III index poll (canvass), roll

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


census
n.
An official count of a population.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


census
An official count of the number of people living in a certain area, such as a district, city, county, state, or nation. The U.S. Constitution requires the federal government to perform a national census every ten years. The census includes information about the respondents' sex, age, family, and social and economic status. Its results are publicly available.
Category: Immigration

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


census
n. The official counting of people of a country, state, or other similar political entity.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


census
An official count of the population of a particular area, such as a district, state, or nation.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


census
An official count of the population of a particular area, such as a district, state, or nation.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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