compos mentis

adjective
com·​pos men·​tis | \ ˈkäm-pəs-ˈmen-təs How to pronounce compos mentis (audio) \

Definition of compos mentis

: of sound mind, memory, and understanding

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Examples of compos mentis in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of compos mentis

1616, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for compos mentis

Latin, literally, having mastery of one's mind

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The first known use of compos mentis was in 1616

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“Compos mentis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/compos%20mentis. Accessed 2 Aug. 2021.

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compos mentis

adjective
com·​pos men·​tis | \ ˌkäm-pə-ˈsment-əs How to pronounce compos mentis (audio) \

Medical Definition of compos mentis

: of sound mind, memory, and understanding

compos mentis

adjective
com·​pos men·​tis | \ ˈkäm-pəs-ˈmen-təs, ˈkȯm-pȯs-ˈmen-tis How to pronounce compos mentis (audio) \

Legal Definition of compos mentis

History and Etymology for compos mentis

Latin, literally, having possession of one's mind

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