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Having a sound mind, being in one's right mind. A technical term in ecclesiastical law to designate a person who is capable of a free human act when making a contract or receiving a sacrament or performing some action for which he or she is therefore held morally responsible.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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