non compos mentis

adjective
non com·​pos men·​tis | \ ˌnän-ˌkäm-pəs-ˈmen-təs How to pronounce non compos mentis (audio) , ˌnōn- \

Definition of non compos mentis

: not of sound mind

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Examples of non compos mentis in a Sentence

will seek to prove that the elderly tycoon was non compos mentis when he dictated that will

First Known Use of non compos mentis

1607, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for non compos mentis

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

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The first known use of non compos mentis was in 1607

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“Non compos mentis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/non%20compos%20mentis. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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non compos mentis

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

Medical Definition of non compos mentis

: not of sound mind

non compos mentis

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

Legal Definition of non compos mentis

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

History and Etymology for non compos mentis

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

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