Sane meaning

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Of sound mind; mentally healthy.
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(rare) Not diseased; healthy.
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Having or showing sound judgment; reasonable.
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Having a normal, healthy mind; able to make sound, rational judgments.
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The definition of sane is someone or something that has a healthy mind, is reasonable, and makes sensible judgments.

A normal and level-headed person is an example of someone who would be described as sane.

A logical idea that makes sense is an example of a sane idea.

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Showing good sense; sensible.

A sane policy.

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Of sound mind; mentally healthy.
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The condition of having a sound and rational mind; being mentally healthy and having the ability to distinguish right from wrong. In all jurisdictions, being sane is presumed, and it is up to the defense to prove the contrary to be true. Synonymous with sanity. See also insanity and insanity defense.
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An examination of one’s mental competency to see whether one is mentally equipped to stand trial.
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A court proceeding, held to determine whether a person’s mental health dictates institutionalization.
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Being in a healthy condition; not deranged; acting rationally; -- regarding the mind.
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Mentally sound; possessing a rational mind; having the mental faculties in such condition as to be able to anticipate and judge the effect of one's actions in an ordinary manner; -- regarding persons.
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Other Word Forms

Adjective

Base Form:
sane
Comparative:
saner
Superlative:
sanest

Origin of sane

  • Latin sānus healthy

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin sānus (“healthy; sane").

    From Wiktionary