Charlatanism Law and Legal Definition

Charlatanism is the process where by a person use some confidence tricks so as to obtain money. Through this process charlatan obtains fame and other advantages. A person who commits charlatanism is known as charlatan. Charlatan is also called swindler or mountebank.

Following is an example of a case law defining charlatan:

A charlatan is defined as one who pretends to more knowledge or skill than he possesses, especially in medicine. [Brinkley v. Fishbein, 110 F.2d 62, 64 (5th Cir.-OLD 1940)].