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.
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He wants to see a tribunal set up where people who have incurable diseases can apply for assistance, and measures would be in place to make sure that they were of sound mind and not being influenced by anyone else.
The defense counsel insisted that Oshima was not of sound mind or was in a state of diminished responsibility at the time of the crime, citing his clinical records, and sought psychiatric tests.
Of sound mind to marry; a reality check from the marriage counselor for pre-weds.
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If the people who had their photographs taken were of sound mind and freely gave consent, then why would a group such as ours deny them the right to tell their story in a manner of their own choosing?
If the answer to all three is Yes, then the bloke will have to say: "Before we go any further, do you mind signing this form confirming that you quite fancy me, you are of sound mind and body and that if we' have rumpy pumpy you' were up for it?" And just I to make sure, he should record it, on his mobile.
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.
Of sound mind. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Sunburst.
Of course these people were considered of sound mind and perfectly entitled to carry guns.
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.
Anticipating these attacks, foundation lawyer Michael Mariano tried to establish that Nureyev was so busy during his final year -- mostly conducting -- that he had to be of sound mind. Mariano also strove to prove that the dancer set up the foundation to avoid estate taxes, insulate himself from predatory lawsuits, and perpetuate his name; that Nureyev's relations with the two relatives were rocky; and that he could be tight with money.
But since sorcery is probably the last thing any Gebusi of sound mind would practice, why are so many murdered for their alleged withcraft?