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

    The use of intoxicants beyond moderation. See 76 HI. 211.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    Habitual intemperance is that degree of intemperance from the use of intoxicating drinks which disqualifies the person a great portion of the time from properly attending to business or which would reasonably inflict a course of great mental anguish upon an innocent party. Civ. Cal. ยง 106. And sce Mowry v. Home L. Ins. Co., 9 R. I. 355; Zeigler v. Co.m. (Pat) 14 Atl. 238; Tatum v. State, 63 Ala. 149; Elkins v. Buschner (Pat) 16 Atl. 104.