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non compos mentis

Definitions

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

  • adj. Not of sound mind and hence not legally responsible; mentally incompetent.

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. 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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  • adj. 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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  • Thanks yarb. :)

    July 23, 2008

  • Of unsound mind.

    Citation on it.

    July 23, 2008