Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    Statutes rendering liquor sellers liable for consequences.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    Acts passed in many of the United States which provide an action for damages against a vendor of intoxicating liquors, (and, in some cases, against his lessor,) on behalf of the wife or family of a person who has sustained injuries by reason of his intoxication. Moran v. Goodwin, 130 Mass. 158, 39 Am. Rep. 443; Baker v. Pope, 2 Him (N. Y.) 5'56; Headington v. Smith, 113 Iowa, 107, 84 N. W. 983.