Definition of Sanity

1. Noun. Normal or sound powers of mind.

Exact synonyms: Saneness
Generic synonyms: Mental Health
Specialized synonyms: Lucidity, Rationality, Reason, Reasonableness
Derivative terms: Sane, Sane, Sane
Antonyms: Insanity



Definition of Sanity

1. n. The condition or quality of being sane; soundness of health of body or mind, especially of the mind; saneness.

Definition of Sanity

1. Noun. The condition of being sane. ¹

2. Noun. Reasonable and rational behaviour. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sanity

1. the state of being sane [n -TIES]

Medical Definition of Sanity

1. Soundness of mind, emotions, and behaviour; of a sound degree of mental health. Origin: L. Sanitas, health (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sanity

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sanity (current term)
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Literary usage of Sanity

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American and English Encyclopedia of Law by John Houston Merrill, Charles Frederic Williams, Thomas Johnson Michie, David Shephard Garland (1890)
"(c) Presumption of sanity.—The law presumes that a testator is sane until the contrary ... Presumption of sanity.—"That every man is presumed to be sane is ..."

2. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1912)
"It is insisted that the burden was not upon the prisoner to satisfy the jury of his sanity, in order to shift the burden of proof to the state, ..."

3. Handbook of the Law of Evidence by John Jay McKelvey (1907)
"SAME—PRESUMPTION OF sanity. 54. Every person will be presumed to 1>e lame until the ... The presumption of sanity Is not an artificial or legal presumption, ..."

4. A Treatise on the Law of Executors and Administrators by Edward Vaughan Williams, Roland Lomax Vaughan Williams, Joseph Fitz Randolph, William Talcott (1895)
"sanity must be presumed till the contrary is shown (g). ... On a question of sanity it is competent to prove that testator's father, mother, or perhaps his ..."

5. A Treatise on the American Law of Administration by John Gabriel Woerner (1899)
"Presumption of sanity, and Lucid Intervals. — As partial insanity, or the existence of delusion on one or more subjects (monomania), is not sufficient to ..."

6. The Law of Insanity in Its Application to the Civil Rights and Capacities by Henry Foster Buswell (1885)
"That, to convict, sanity must be proved beyond a Reasonable Doubt. § 166. The doctrine that, in criminal cases, when an issue of fact is joined upon the ..."

7. The American Reports: Containing All Decisions of General Interest Decided by Isaac Grant Thompson, Irving Browne (1881)
"Must the State go fur* ther. and prove sanity, by introducing a witness to that point's By no means, (or sanity is not in the case. But suppose the prisoner ..."

8. The American and English Encyclopedia of Law by John Houston Merrill, Charles Frederic Williams, Thomas Johnson Michie, David Shephard Garland (1890)
"(c) Presumption of sanity.—The law presumes that a testator is sane until the contrary ... Presumption of sanity.—"That every man is presumed to be sane is ..."

9. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1912)
"It is insisted that the burden was not upon the prisoner to satisfy the jury of his sanity, in order to shift the burden of proof to the state, ..."

10. Handbook of the Law of Evidence by John Jay McKelvey (1907)
"SAME—PRESUMPTION OF sanity. 54. Every person will be presumed to 1>e lame until the ... The presumption of sanity Is not an artificial or legal presumption, ..."

11. A Treatise on the Law of Executors and Administrators by Edward Vaughan Williams, Roland Lomax Vaughan Williams, Joseph Fitz Randolph, William Talcott (1895)
"sanity must be presumed till the contrary is shown (g). ... On a question of sanity it is competent to prove that testator's father, mother, or perhaps his ..."

12. A Treatise on the American Law of Administration by John Gabriel Woerner (1899)
"Presumption of sanity, and Lucid Intervals. — As partial insanity, or the existence of delusion on one or more subjects (monomania), is not sufficient to ..."

13. The Law of Insanity in Its Application to the Civil Rights and Capacities by Henry Foster Buswell (1885)
"That, to convict, sanity must be proved beyond a Reasonable Doubt. § 166. The doctrine that, in criminal cases, when an issue of fact is joined upon the ..."

14. The American Reports: Containing All Decisions of General Interest Decided by Isaac Grant Thompson, Irving Browne (1881)
"Must the State go fur* ther. and prove sanity, by introducing a witness to that point's By no means, (or sanity is not in the case. But suppose the prisoner ..."

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