Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In its original meaning, an association formed for mutual improvement or for the advancoment of science or art; in later use, a species of educational institution, of a grade between the common school and the college. Academy of Fine Arts v. Philadelphia County, 22 Pa. 496; Commonwealth T. Banks, 198 Pa. 397, 48 Atl. 277; Blackwell v. State, 36 Ark. 178.