lucid interval


lucid interval
A temporary cure; temporary restoration to sanity. Intervals occurring in the mental life of an insane person during which he is completely restored to the use of his reason, or so far restored that he has sufficient intelligence, judgment, and will to enter into contractual relations, or perform other legal acts, without disqualification by reason of his disease. Oklahoma Natural Gas Corporation v. Lay, 175 Okl. 75, 51 P.2d 580, 583.
With respect to marriage, refers to period of time during which person had sufficient mental capacity to know and understand nature and consequence of marriage relation, and the reciprocal and mutual duties and obligations thereof. Carter v. Bade, Tex.Civ.App., 94 S.W.2d 817, 819.
In connection with wills, a period of time within which an insane person enjoys the restoration of his faculties sufficiently to enable him to judge his act. In re Cook's Estate, 231 Or. 133, 372 P.2d 520, 522.
See also insanity

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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