a.1.Unsound; not perfect; as, a person of nonsane memory.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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pronounced; and if, after judgment, he becomes of nonsane memory,
399, 407, 409-10 (1986) (explaining that Blackstone stated that "if, after judgment, [a man] becomes of nonsane memory, execution shall be stayed," and holding that an insane person on death row cannot be executed even if he was not insane when he committed his crime).
[i]f after he becomes of nonsane memory[,] execution shall be stayed.'" (22) One explanation given for this rule is that executing an incompetent prisoner offends humanity; another reason is that it does not align with the rationales underlying capital punishment.