Definition of Spiritous

1. Adjective. Containing or of the nature of alcohol. "Spirituous liquors"

Exact synonyms: Spirituous
Similar to: Alcoholic
Derivative terms: Spirits, Spirits

Definition of Spiritous

1. a. Like spirit; refined; defecated; pure.

Definition of Spiritous

1. Adjective. spirituous ¹

2. Adjective. high-spirited ¹

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Definition of Spiritous

1. [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Spiritous

spiriting away
spiritous (current term)
spirits away
spirits of ammonia
spirits of hartshorn
spirits of salt
spirits of salts
spirits of wine
spirits of wines
spiritual awakening
spiritual being
spiritual bouquet
spiritual desertion

Literary usage of Spiritous

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Judicial and Statutory Definitions of Words and Phrases by West Publishing Company (1905)
"In Worcester's Dictionary it is said that "spirituous" and "spiritous" have ... An allegation in an Indictment charging the sale of "spiritous liquors" Is ..."

2. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Judicial Court of the by Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, Ephraim Williams, Dudley Atkins Tyng, Octavius Pickering, Theron Metcalf, Luther Stearns Cushing, Horace Gray, Charles Allen, Albert Gallatin Browne (1867)
"White & another. but then how much must be added, and what proportion must the sugar bear to the spiritous liquor, in order to change the appropriate legal ..."

3. The Public Records of the Colony of Connecticut [1636-1776] by Connecticut, Connecticut General Assembly, Connecticut Council, James Hammond Trumbull, Connecticut Council of Safety, Charles Jeremy Hoadly (1880)
"Provided also, That nothing in this act shall be understood and construed to lay any further duty on the importation of spiritous liquors, either to add to ..."

4. The Public Statute Laws of the State of Connecticut: As Revised and Enacted by Connecticut (1821)
"spiritous Liquors. An Act to regulate the Selling of spiritous Liquors. . T) E it enacted by the Senate and House of Rep- MJ resentatives, ..."

5. The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature by Tobias George Smollett (1812)
"rounded with a very large portion of fat, denote the same thing. ' 9. The use of spiritous liquors, even in small quantities, ..."

6. Massachusetts Reports: Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Judicial by Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (1866)
"The court refused to give the instructions requested, but directed the jury, that the defendants could not lawfully retail spiritous liquors, as alleged in ..."

7. A History of the Most Interesting Events in the Rise and Progress of by James Youngs (1831)
"Drunkenness ; or Drinking spiritous liquors, unless in cases of necessity. The buying and selling of men, women, and children, with an intention to enslave ..."

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