of sound mind


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of sound mind

1. Having 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, being 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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For Dominic, who completed his personal training qualification in Florida 15 years ago, the opening of Sound Mind and Body is the culmination of a long-held ambition to run his own business after working at some of the biggest gyms in the North East.
Presiding Judge Kenjiro Tao said at that time that Miyazaki is criminally responsible as he was capable of telling right from wrong during the crimes, despite psychiatric tests that concluded he was not of sound mind.
Many of us who remain of sound mind have, for years, wondered why.
Physicians who support such measures hold that "no adult of sound mind should be forced to endure an existence that he or she rationally considers to be intolerable.
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Nobody of sound mind could argue about Fulham's right to be firm favourites with ground advantage, but Stanley are surely paying too much homage to the Messiah Keegan with their 4-7 quote.
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I can understand that you feel cheated, but if he was of sound mind I'm sure your dad had his reasons for leaving everything to charity.
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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 has insisted that she's of sound mind, and she's not a spray tan thief, reports TMZ.