sound mind

See: competence, sanity

SOUND MIND. That state of a man's mind which is adequate to reason and comes to a judgment upon ordinary subjects, like other rational men.
     2. The law presumes that every person who has acquired his full age is of sound mind, and consequently competent to make contracts and perform all his civil duties; and he who asserts to the contrary must prove the affirmation of his position by explicit evidence, and not by conjectural proof. 2 Hagg Eccl. R. 434; 3 Addams' R. 86; 8 Watts, R. 66; Ray, Med. Jur. Sec. 92; 3 Curt. Eccl. R. 671. Vide Unsound mind.

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He would have given worlds, now, to have that German lad back again with a sound mind.
Crisparkle allows such things their full weight in the preservation of his own sound mind in his own sound body, and that his just spirit is not likely to maintain one set of natural laws for himself and another for me.
And when he hitched his chair a little and dropped his voice to the low note of mystery, it flashed upon me that high professional reputa- tion was not necessarily a guarantee of sound mind.
Let it be known to them, as I make it known to you, that being of sound mind, memory, and understanding, I revoke no disposition I have made in her favour.
HOMER: `A sound mind in a manly body, as I believe.
ASICS' first-ever fully owned event, ASICS Vine Body Sole is inspired by the brand's philosophy, "Anima Sana In Corpore Sano -- A Sound Mind in a Sound Body," and will include a variety of events and experiences designed to celebrate the ever-growing ASICS women's fitness training community.
The Gosforth-based firm, which started life as a vegetarian and vegan pop-up food stall on Tyneside, has linked with Bentonbased gym, Sound Mind and Body.
The UCLA Health Sound Body Sound Mind curriculum, which focuses on mastering basic physical tasks that can be done in small spaces, such as using free-weights and jumping ropes, tripled the percentage of students who passed the California state Fitnessgram test in schools where it was implemented.
Yes two independent doctors consent forms when in sound mind plus another independent medical person.
Dan Buettner's reference to the people of the world's Blue Zones -- EeA[degrees]such as Okinawa, Sardinia and regions of Costa Rica -- and their secrets to good health, a sound mind and longevity revealed nothing out of this world.
It is self-evident that the English language does not make everyone morally and legally of sound mind.
If I were terminally ill with six months to live and I was of sound mind, and it's going to get a whole lot more painful - and I'm going to go blind and I'm going to go deaf and I'm going to have brain seizures, which can happen say with a brain tumour - I would want to pull the plug before then.