sound 1 adj
1 a: free from injury or disease: exhibiting normal health
b: free from flaw, defect, or decay
a sound design
2 a: free from error, fallacy, or misapprehension
based on sound judicial reasoning
b: legally valid
a sound title
3: showing good judgment or sense
sound·ly adv
sound·ness n
of sound mind: having the mental capacity to make a will esp. as demonstrated by the ability to understand the nature of one's property, identify the natural objects of one's bounty, and understand the nature of the dispositions being made in the will
sound 2 vi: to be based or founded: have a specified basis for an action
— used with in
those remedies for rent which sound ed in contract — O. W. Holmes, Jr.
sound ing in tort

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I adjective accurate, acknowledged, admitted, cogent, compelling, convincing, correct, credible, effective, effectual, efficacious, factual, forceful, incontrovertible, irrefutable, justified, legitimate, persuasive, potent, powerful, proven, right, rightful, scientific, solid, strong, substantial, true, truthful, unanswerable, unchallengeable, unconfutable, undisputable, undistorted, unexaggerated, unimagined, unimpeachable, veracious, veritable, weighty, well-founded, well-grounded associated concepts: sound discretion, sound value II index authentic, cogent, communicate, credible, defensible, discriminating (judicious), durable, fiduciary, firm, fixed (securely placed), honest, indomitable, intact, intonation, inviolate, judicious, juridical, justifiable, legitimate (rightful), licit, logical, lucid, meritorious, noise, normal (sane), persuasive, phrase, plausible, positive (incontestable), pragmatic, pronounce (speak), rational, reasonable (rational), reliable, safe, sane, scrupulous, secure (sound), sensible, stable, staunch, strong, thorough, true (authentic), unblemished, undeniable, utter, valid, viable, well-grounded

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

In good condition; without defects; healthy.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

adj. In good health, both physically and mentally (sound of body and mind); marketable (property); undamaged, form taken by a document, as in "the complaint sounds in negligence."

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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