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be of unsound mind

To have 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 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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asserting that "It]he Committee can conceive of no safer body, no more august body, no body less liable to temptation to use the power for political gain or any other improper motive, than the Supreme Court of Alabama," and advising the convention that "[t]he further safeguard was provided, in case of the unsoundness of mind of the Governor, that the Supreme Court should not take cognizance of it, unless that question was brought before that body by some officer not next in the succession").
The effort to implement it demonstrated the unsoundness of those premises.
From the time I began to suspect their unsoundness," he wrote, "I ceased to put them forward.
A review of arguments of counsel makes it clear that not only judges, but lawyers, too, knew how to draw the connection between natural justice, on the one hand, and the soundness or unsoundness of precedent, on the other.
Hogg's response was to file an affidavit suggesting Campbell was "not of sound mind," to which she responded that she was not "of unsound mind, unless it be a mark of unsoundness of mind to want one's money paid one.
The seven-year-old was runner-up to Mirjan in this race in 2004 but has been off the track for 22 months due to unsoundness.
Whether or not Williams and O'Dell were innocent, that unsoundness remains.
Such analysis could contribute to building early indicators of bank unsoundness for the Venezuelan banking system, particularly if they do not require much calculation and can be easily tracked.
Second, and the most serious objection to the argument, is the conversion from a tentative possibility to fact of the epigraphical point Meritt "hesitate[d] to press" but then immediately pressed, namely, the length of the top horizontal bar of a letter, and the methodological unsoundness of the support that he adduced for it.
Second, it can offer aid to particular institutions if it judges their problems to be the product of temporarily dislocated markets rather than of some fundamental unsoundness, (10) If these powers are used in a timely fashion, then the potentially damaging downward spiral can be avoided, or at least mitigated.
Seeking a balance between an emphasis on the unsoundness of the theoretical bases of these systems and the evident discrepancy between theory and practice, I have suggested in my book Political Will and Personal Belief (1999) that "the discrepancy .
From Austin's standpoint, verdictives have obvious connections to truth and falsehood, fairness and unfairness, soundness and unsoundness.
Efforts by religious institutions can work to the social good, and religious allies can become necessary in any valued cause--independent of any philosophical or scientific unsoundness of their official doctrines.
In addition, internal chills do not always fuse completely with the casting, thus establishing points of weakness, such as lack of pressure tightness and radiographic unsoundness.