of unsound mind


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of unsound mind

Having impaired or dysfunctional thought, memory, and/or cognitive understanding; unable to think and/or understand for oneself. My poor grandfather has been of unsound mind ever since he suffered that stroke last year.
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of ˌunsound ˈmind

(law) not responsible for your actions because of a mental illness or condition: He escaped a prison sentence by reason of unsound mind at the time the crime was committed.
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A patient may apply to the court for an order that he is no longer of unsound mind and incapable of managing his own affairs.
His narrative suggests that certifying a person as being of unsound mind could be a problem when his or her symptoms were misinterpreted.
Some exceptions are given in section 376A allowing the printing and publication of identity of a victim if it is by or under order of officer-in-charge of the police station or police officer making investigation into such offences acting in good faith for the purpose of such investigation; by or under order of court; or, by or with authorization in writing of the victim; or with authorization in writing of natural or legal guardian of the victim where the victim is dead or a minor or of unsound mind.
Persons of unsound mind are prohibited by the Kenya Constitution from holding public office.
Two doctors who had examined Jenner after his arrest were both of the opinion he was of unsound mind, being wild eyed, hot flushed and agitated.
e district coroner's inquest nding was that Captain Walford "committed suicide by shooting himself whilst tempo-e district coroner's inquest nding was that Captain Walford "committed suicide by shooting himself whilst temporarily of unsound mind.
The identity is also revealed after consent is given by family members when the victim is dead, a minor or is of unsound mind.
Both types of licence are reviewed at five-yearly intervals and certificates, formally issued by chief constables, may be revoked if holders are deemed to be a danger to public safety, of "intemperate habits" or of unsound mind.
He said he and his sister had been advised they would not be able to prove their father was of unsound mind if they contested the will because Mr Abse was writing a biography of Moll Flanders and Robinson Crusoe author, Daniel Defoe.
Paul is reduced to squatting in Ned's old flat and attempts to bribe Charlotte into declaring him of unsound mind.
However, the fact that the patient was of unsound mind, as expressed in the Abels case, made the date of the patient's death the starting date for the one-year period.
He had hung himself and the jury returned a verdict of suicide while of unsound mind.
The physician also asserted the hearing should not have been held because he was incompetent as a result of the effects of the HIV Encephalopathy at the time of the hearing and that the two-year statute of limitations on the filing of appeals of the Board's ruling should be extended because he had been of unsound mind.
He added: "He was different from most people but I didn't think he was of unsound mind.