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

    A person is "drunk" when he is so far under the influence of liquor that his passions are visibly excited or his judgment impaired or when his brain is so far affected by potations of liquor that his intelligence, sense-perceptions, judgment, continuity of thought or of ideas, speech, and co-ordination of volition with muscular action (or some of these faculties or processes) are impaired or not under normal control. Sinte v. Pierce, 65 Iowa, 85, 21 N. W. 195; Elkin v. Buschner (Pa.) 16 Atl. 104; Sapp v. State, 116 Ga. 182, 42 S. E. 411; Ring v. Ring, 112 Ga. 854, 38 S. E. 330; State v. Savage, 89 Ala. 1, 7 South. 183, 7 L. R. A. 426; Lewis v. Jones, 50 Barb. (N. Y.) 667.