alcoholic liquor

Any liquor, beer, beverage or compound, whether distilled, fermented, or otherwise, by whatsoever known or called, which will produce intoxication, or which contains in excess of one per centum of alcohol and is used as a beverage. State v Glover, 133 SC 124, 125, 130 SE 213. The latter clause of the foregoing definition is akin to the view in some jurisdictions, usually by force of statute, that "alcoholic liquors" and "intoxicating liquors" are interchangeable terms. 30 Am 3 Rev ed. Intox L § 4. Other authorities refuse to call all liquors which contain some alcohol "intoxicating liquors," without giving consideration to the percentage of alcohol contained therein. 30 Am J Rev ed. Intox L § 6.

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