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- 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
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- adjective law
Insane; not of sound mind; not in control of one's self.
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- adjective not of sound mind, memory, or understanding; in law, not competent to go to trial
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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