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non compos mentis

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Not of sound mind and hence not legally competent.
  • noun One who is not legally competent.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Not capable, mentally, of managing one's own affairs; not of sound mind; not having the normal use of reason. Often abbreviated non compos and non comp. See insane.

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  • adjective law Insane; not of sound mind; not in control of one's self.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective not of sound mind, memory, or understanding; in law, not competent to go to trial

Etymologies

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

[Latin nōn compos mentis : nōn, not + compos, in control + mentis, genitive sing. of mēns, mind.]

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  • Of unsound mind.

    Citation on it.

    July 23, 2008

  • Thanks yarb. :)

    July 23, 2008