ARDENT SPIRITS - Black's Law Dictionary

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Spirituous or distilled liquors. State v. Centennial Brewing Co., 55 Mont. 500, 179 P. 296, 297; Christian v. Commonwealth, 132 Va. 616, 111 S.E. 130.

Synonymous with "spirituous liquors" (q. v.) and, sometimes, with intoxicating liquors generally, though the term is properly applied only to liquors obtained by distillation, such as rum, whisky, brandy, and gin. 48 C.J.S. p. 139; Sarlls v. U. S., 14 S.Ct. 720, 721, 152 U.S. 570, 572, 38 L.Ed. 556.

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