be of sound mind

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be of sound mind

1. To have full, unimpaired thought, memory, and cognitive understanding; able to think and understand for oneself. My grandfather may be in a wheel-chair at 94, but he's still of sound mind—sharper than a lot of people I know, actually!
2. law By extension, to be fully mentally competent and thus able to stand trial or be otherwise legally responsible. The state-appointed psychiatrist determined that the defendant was not of sound mind when signing the contract, and thus is not legally bound to honor the terms therein.
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That, coupled with the fact that, to my knowledge, I am of sound mind, and more than that, I was so determined to succeed in business that I hadn't touched any alcohol for at least a year prior to that moment.
I am an engineer and cannot teach, but I am of sound mind and body and am very fit, so I can be a cleaner.
She said: "I am of sound mind, born and raised in Ireland and I understand the laws of this land as does my husband.
One of the letters even purported to be a last will and testament saying, ``I Sarah Ann Davies am of sound mind and body.
I am of sound mind and happy to be here - do not worry.