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compos mentis

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adjective com·pos men·tis \ˈkäm-pəs-ˈmen-təs\

Definition of compos mentis

  1. :  of sound mind, memory, and understanding



Examples of compos mentis in a sentence

  1. <went to court to prove that her grandmother was no longer compos mentis and needed a legal guardian>



Origin of compos mentis

Latin, literally, having mastery of one's mind


First Known Use: 1616

Rhymes with compos mentis


Medical Dictionary

compos mentis

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adjective com·pos men·tis \ˌkäm-pə-ˈsment-əs\

Medical Definition of compos mentis

  1. :  of sound mind, memory, and understanding




Law Dictionary

compos mentis

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adjective com·pos men·tis \ˈkäm-pəs-ˈmen-təs, ˈkȯm-pȯs-ˈmen-tis\

Legal Definition of compos mentis



Origin of compos mentis

Latin, literally, having possession of one's mind


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