sound mind

  

Definition

Legally, having the capacity to think, reason, and understand for oneself. Adults by nature are considered in general to be in sound mind, but through certain circumstances can be rendered as being not in sound mind, due to intensive brain damage or other major incapacities. Sound mind is considered a legal requirement before writing or signing most legal documents, including a will.

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  • You should always make any big decision when you have a sound mind so that you know you are doing the right thing.

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  • He had a very sound mind and we all knew that we could trust how he thought and what he knew about the world.

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  • We had determined that the traveling auditor had sound mind so his experiences were justified and he was held accountable as always.

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