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From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  ART. The power of doing. something not taught by nature or instinct.
  Johnson. Eunomus defines art to be a collection of certain rules for doing
  anything in a set form. Dial. 2, p. 74. The Dictionaire des Sciences
  Medicales, q.v., defines it in nearly the same terms.
       2. The arts are divided into mechanical and liberal arts. The
  mechanical arts are those which require more bodily than mental labor; they
  are usually called trades, and those who pursue them are called artisans or
  mechanics. The liberal are those which have for the sole or principal
  object, works of the mind, and those who are engaged in them are called
  artists. Pard. Dr. Com. n. 35.
       3. The act of Congress of July 4, 1836, s. 6, in describing the
  subjects of patents, uses the term art. The sense of this word in its usual
  acceptation is perhaps too comprehensive. The thing to be patented is not a
  mere elementary, principle, or intellectual discovery, but a principle put
  in practice, and applied to some art, machine, manufacture, or composition
  of matter. 4 Mason, 1.
       4. Copper-plate printing on the back of a bank note, is an art for
  which a patent may be granted. 4 Wash. C. C. R. 9.

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