sound 1 adj1 a: free from injury or disease: exhibiting normal healthb: free from flaw, defect, or decaya sound design2 a: free from error, fallacy, or misapprehensionbased on sound judicial reasoningb: legally valida sound title3: showing good judgment or sensesound·ly advsound·ness nof 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 willsound 2 vi: to be based or founded: have a specified basis for an action— used with inthose remedies for rent which sound ed in contract — O. W. Holmes, Jr.sound ing in tort
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
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
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. William C. Burton. 2006
adj.In good condition; without defects; healthy.n.soundness
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 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. Susan Ellis Wild. 2000.