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

    One who so habitually indulges in intoxicating liquors as to render him mentally incompetent safely to transact his ordinary business. See 132 N. C. 243, 43 S. E. 649.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    A person addicted to the use of intoxicating liquors; an habitual drunkard. Any person who habitually, whether continuously or periodically, indulges in the use of intoxicating liquors to such an extent as to stupefy his mind, and to render him incompetent to transact ordinary business with safety to his estate, shall be deemed an inebriate, within the meaning of this chapter: provided, the habit of so indulging in such use shall have been at the time of inquisition of at least one year's standing. Code N. C. 1883, ยง l67l. And see In re Anderson, 132 N. O. 243, 43 S. E. 649; Slate v. Ryan, 70 Wis. 676, 36 N. W. 823.