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


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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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