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non compos mentis

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adjective non com·pos men·tis \ˌnän-ˌkäm-pəs-ˈmen-təs, ˌnōn-\

Definition of non compos mentis

  1. :  not of sound mind



Examples of non compos mentis in a sentence

  1. <will seek to prove that the elderly tycoon was non compos mentis when he dictated that will>



Origin and Etymology of non compos mentis

Latin, literally, not having mastery of one's mind


First Known Use: 1607


Medical Dictionary

non compos mentis

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adjective non com·pos men·tis \ˌnän-ˌkäm-pə-ˈsment-əs, ˌnōn-\

Medical Definition of non compos mentis

  1. :  not of sound mind




Law Dictionary

non compos mentis

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

Legal Definition of non compos mentis

  1. :  not of sound mind :  lacking mental ability to understand the nature, consequences, and effect of a situation or transaction



Origin and Etymology of non compos mentis

Latin, literally, not having mastery of one's mind


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