Word Summary
apographē: a register, enrollment
Original Word: ἀπογραφή
Transliteration: apographē
Phonetic Spelling: (ap-og-raf-ay')
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Short Definition: a register, enrollment
Meaning: a register, enrollment
Strong's Concordance

From apographo; an enrollment; by implication, an assessment -- taxing.

see GREEK apographo

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 582: ἀπογραφή

ἀπογραφή, ἀπογραφῆς, (ἀπογράφω);

a. a writing off, transcript (from some pattern).

b. "an enrolment (or registration) in the public records of persons together with their property and income," as the basis of an ἀποτίμησις (census or valuation), i. e. that it might appear how much tax should be levied upon each one: Luke 2:2; Acts 5:37; on the occurrence spoken of in both passages, compare Schürer, Ntl. Zeitgesch. § 17, pp. 251, 262-286, and books there mentioned; (McClellan 1:392-399; B. D. under the word Taxing).