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GRAMMAR SCHOOL Definition & Legal Meaning

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In England, this term designates a school in which such instructionis given as will prepare the student to enter a college or university, and in thissense the phrase was used in the Massachusetts colonial act of 1647, requiring everytown containing a huudred householders to set up a “grammar school.” See Jenkins v.Andover, 103 Mass. 97. But in modern American usage the term denotes a school,intermediate between the primary school and the high school, in which Englishgrammar and other studies of that grade are taught.Grammatica falsa non vitiat chartam.8 Coke, 48. False grammar does not vitiate a deed.


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