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

    An institution for the reception and care of sick, wounded, infirm or aged persons; generally incorporated, and then of the class of corporations called "eleemosynary" or "charitable," See In re Curtiss (Sur.) 7 N. Y. Supp. 207.