Unsound Mind

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Unsoundness of Mind
A person’s soundness of mind depends on two facts:

  • His ability to understand the business concerned, and
  • His ability to form a rational judgement as to its effect on his interests.

Unsoundness of mind may arise from lunacy, idiocy, or drunkenness etc. Contracts with such persons are void when entered into at a time when the person was in an unsound state of mind.