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Section 12 -The Indian Contract Act, 1872

The Indian Contract Act, 1872

 

12. What is a sound mind for the purposes of contracting 

 

A person is said to be of sound mind for the propose of making a contract, if, at the time when he makes it, he is capable of understanding it and of forming a rational judgement as to its effect upon his interest.A person who is usually of unsound mind, but occasionally of sound mind, may make a contract when he is of sound mind. A person who is usually of sound mind, but occasionally of unsound mind, may not make a contract when he is of unsound mind.

 

Illustrations

(a)   A patient in a lunatic asylum, who is, at intervals, of sound mind, may contract during those intervals.

 

(b)   A sane man, who is delirious from fever, or who is so drunk that he cannot understand the terms of a contract, or form a rational judgment as to its effect on his interests, cannot contract whilst such delirium or drunkenness lasts.

 

 

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