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.
The Governor stressed keenness to promote community partnership between the governorate and citizens in various aspects to increase the teenage students' awareness of health and nutrition to build a sound mind in healthy body.
Most electronic games which flourish in capitalist nations destruct youths' sound mind, and harm them ideologically and mentally," the Rodong Sinmun newspaper of the Workers' Party said in an analysis piece.
For adults of sound mind to confess to be 'non compos mentis' (not sane or in one's right mind) is remarkable.
How can sound mind 'our Norman Rhiwbina Those making these comments would appear to be suffering from amnesia, probably induced by a surfeit of hop-juice, partaken by a nice warm fire.
He urged Nigerians, most especially, Christians, to serve him faithfully, stating that knowing Christ would allow individuals have sound mind and understanding of human existence.
A sound mind is found in a sound body and sports play a pivotal role in aligning human mind in right direction and help the forces to be active'.