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INTOXICATION Definition & Legal Meaning

Definition & Citations:

The state of being poisoned; the condition produced by the ad- ministration or introduction into the human system of a poison. But in its popular use this term is restricted to alcoholic intoxication, that is, drunkenness or inebriety, or the mental and physical condition induced by drinking excessive quantities of alcoholic liq- uors, and this is its meaning as used in statutes, indictments, etc. See Sapp v. State, 110 Ga. 182, 42 S. E. 410; State v. Pierce, 05 Iowa, 85, 21 N. W. 195; Wadsworth v. Dunnam, 98 Ala. 010, 13 South. 590; Ring v. Ring, 112 Ga. S54, 38 S. E. 330; State v. Kelley, 47 Vt. 200; Com. v. Whitney, 11 Cush. (Mass.) 477.


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