Definition of Spirituous

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

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



Definition of Spirituous

1. a. Having the quality of spirit; tenuous in substance, and having active powers or properties; ethereal; immaterial; spiritual; pure.

Definition of Spirituous

1. Adjective. Of, pertaining to, containing, or made using alcohol ¹

2. Adjective. (context: of an alcoholic drink) distilled ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Spirituous

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Spirituous

1. Containing alcohol in large amount, denoting liquors. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Spirituous

spiritualized
spiritualizer
spiritualizers
spiritualizes
spiritualizing
spirituall
spiritually
spiritualness
spiritualnesses
spirituals
spiritualties
spiritualty
spirituel
spirituelle
spirituosity
spirituous (current term)
spirituous liquor
spirituousness
spiritus
spiritus asper
spiritus aspers
spiritus lenis
spirity
spirketing
spirketings
spirling
spirlings
spiro-
spiro-annulated
spiro-index

Literary usage of Spirituous

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

1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1913)
"... ale, or wine or whisky, or other alcoholic, spirituous, or malt liquors "are kept for sale or distribution, or are sold in wholesale quantities. ..."

2. Judicial and Statutory Definitions of Words and Phrases by West Publishing Company (1905)
"The use of the words "spirituous liquors," In an Indictment charging a ... Hence an allegation In an Indictment for the sale of spirituous, vinous, ..."

3. Commentaries on American Law by James Kent (1866)
"97, licenses to keep taverns may now be granted, without including a license to sell spirituous liquors or wine. So in Alabama, no person can keep a public ..."

4. Journal by General Assembly, Pennsylvania General Assembly. Senate, Pennsylvania (1903)
""An aH requiring the entire amounts of license moneys for the sale of vinous, spirituous, malt and brewed liquors, to be paid to the county treasurer, ..."

5. Commentaries on American Law by James Kent, Charles M. Barnes (1884)
"97, licenses to keep taverns may now be granted, without including a license to sell spirituous liquors or wine. So in Alabama, no person can keep a public ..."

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