Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of sound mind; sane.

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  • adj. Of sound mind, sane.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Sane in mind; being of sound mind, memory, and understanding.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of sound mind. See non compos mentis.

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  • adj. of sound mind, memory, and understanding; in law, competent to go to trial

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Latin : compos, having mastery of + mentis, genitive of mēns, mind.

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  • Often found in the negative, non compos mentis, not in control of mental faculties.

    April 3, 2009