- Broadly, the establishment and maintenance of any kind of educational institution, but sometimes acquiring a more restricted meaning from the context in which it appears. In the ordinary and commonly accepted sense, the term does not include a general hospital which has, as an incident to its main purpose and usefulness an educational feature. Cedars of Lebanon Hospital v Los Angeles County, 35 Cal 2d 729, 221 P2d 31, 15 ALR2d 1045. While a public library is in one sense an educational agency, it is not an educational purpose within the meaning of a constitutional provision that no sum shall be raised by taxation for education other than in common schools, etc. Ramsey v Shelbyville, 119 Ky 180, 83 SW 116. See educational institution.
Ballentine's law dictionary. Anderson, W.S.. 1998.
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