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Principle: a Person, Who is Usually of Unsound Mind, but Occasionally Normal, May Make a Contract When He is Not of Unsound Mind. - Legal Reasoning

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Principle: A person, who is usually of unsound mind, but occasionally normal, may make a contract when he is not of unsound mind.

Facts: 'A' generally remains in the state of unsound mind and rarely becomes capable of understanding the things.

Options

  • 'A' can make a contract at any time whenever he pleases.

  • 'A' can make a contract only for his own benefit.

  • 'A' can make a contract when normal.

  • 'A' can never make a contract.

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Solution

'A' can make a contract when normal.

Explanation:

According to the Section 12 of the Indian Contract  Act defines that if a person is said to be of sound mind for the purpose of making a contract if at the time when he makes it, he is capable of understanding it and of forming a rational judgment as to its effect upon his interest.   
A person who is usually of unsound but occasionally of sound mind may make a contract when he is a sound  mind. Reasonable conclusion drawn in the above-noted problem, A can make the contract when normal. 

Concept: Law of Torts (Entrance Exams)
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