What is DRUNKARD?

He is a drunkard whose habit it is to get drunk; whose ebriety has become habitual. The terms "drunkard" and "habitual drunkard" mean the same thing. Com. v. Whitney, 5 Gray (Mass.) 85; Gourlay y. Gourlay, 1G R. I. 705, 19 Atl. 142.A "common" drunkard is defined by statute in some states as a person who hasbeen convicted of drunkenness (or proved to have been drunk) a certain number oftimes within a limilcd period. State v. Kelly, 12 R. I. 535; State v. Flynn. 10 It. I. 10. 11Atl. 170. Elsewhere the word "common" in this connection is understood as beingequivalent to "habitual," (State v. Savage. S9 Ala. 1, 7 South. 183. 7 I,. It. A. 420; Com.v. McXamee, 112 Mass. 280; State v. Ryan. 70 Wis. G70. 30 N. W. 823;) or perhaps assynonymous with "public," (Com. v. Whitney, 5 Gray [Mass.] 80.)

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