of sound mind

idiom

law
: sane or rational
She claims that her father was not of sound mind when he changed his will.

Examples of of sound mind in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The age cutoff is for that very reason: jurors must be of sound mind and good moral character to sit in. Ella Gonzales, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 25 June 2024 Charges are typically dropped once the police, the victim or the prosecuting attorney realizes that a defendant is not of sound mind. Jessica Wapner, Scientific American, 15 Aug. 2023 Dad was still of sound mind and elected to have the surgery. Terry Pluto, cleveland, 5 Aug. 2023 No one of sound mind is picking up that option right now. Vincent Frank, Forbes, 12 Mar. 2021 While the specifics may differ, all the states require the individual be of sound mind and in their last six months of life to be eligible. Dallas News, 17 July 2022 No one of sound mind and body would have gone with Washington over Dallas and Philadelphia three months ago. David Moore, Dallas News, 21 Dec. 2020 Prosecutors alleged Tuesday that Lindsay Clancy, a Duxbury, Mass. mother accused of killing her three children, planned the murders in advance and was of sound mind at the time of their deaths, CBS Boston reports. CBS News, 8 Feb. 2023 Additionally, the patient would need to be deemed of sound mind, and be able to ingest the medication on their own, among other provisions. Alison Cross, Hartford Courant, 18 Jan. 2023

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“Of sound mind.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/of%20sound%20mind. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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