Chautauqua Law and Legal Definition

Chautauqua is a summer school or educational meeting held in the summer. Generally, it will be held outdoors or under a temporary tent, providing public lectures combined with entertainment such as concerts and plays.

The term originated from the assembly at Chautauqua Lake in the southwestern part of New York State in 1874.

The following is an example of a case law on Chautauqua:

A Chautauqua is a series of meetings of an educational character in imitation of the Chautauqua assembly, and its literary and scientific circle. [Radcliffe v. Query, 153 S.C. 76 (S.C. 1929)].