199. Drunkenness (See also Alcoholism.)
- Acrasia self-indulgent in the pleasures of the senses. [Br. Lit.: Faerie Queene ]
- Admiral of the red a wine-bibber. [Br. Folklore: Brewer Dictionary, 11]
- Bacchus, priest of a toper, perhaps originally because of ceremonial duties. [Western Folklore: Brewer Dictionary, 65]
- Barleycorn, John humorous personification of intoxicating liquor. [Am. and Br. Folklore: Misc.]
- Booze sold cheap whiskey in a log-cabin bottle. [Am. Hist.: Espy, 152–153]
- Capp, Andy archetypal British working-class toper. [Comics: Horn, 82–83]
- Gambrinus mythical Flemish king; reputed inventor of beer. [Flem. Myth.: NCE, 1041]
- Magnifico, Don appointed Prince’s butler, oversamples his wines. [Ital. Opera: Rossini, Cinderella, Westerman, 120–121]
- Noah inebriated from wine, sprawls naked in tent. [O.T.: Genesis 9:20–23]
- Silenus one of Bacchus’s retinue; fat, always inebriated. [Gk. Myth.: Hall, 283]
- Sly, Christopher identity changes during drunken stupor. [Br. Lit.: Taming of the Shrew ]
- Tam O’Shanter stumbling home from the tavern sees witches dancing around open coffins in the graveyard. [Br. Lit.: Burns Tam O’Shanter in Benét, 985]
- Vincent, St. patron saint of drunks. [Christian Hagiog.: Brewer Dictionary, 1129]
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The state of an individual whose mind is affected by the consumption of alcohol.
Drunkenness is a consequence of drinking intoxicating liquors to such an extent as to alter the normal condition of an individual and significantly reduce his capacity for rational action and conduct. It can be asserted as a defense in civil and criminal actions in which the state of mind of the defendant is an essential element to be established in order to obtain legal relief.
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