compos mentis

compos mentis
Of sound mind; usually used in its opposite form, non c.. [L. possessed of one's mind; compos, having control, + mens (ment-), mind]

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com·pos men·tis .käm-pə-'sment-əs adj of sound mind, memory, and understanding

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com·pos men·tis (komґpəs menґtis) [L.] sound of mind; sane.

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  • compos mentis — com·pos men·tis / käm pəs men təs, kȯm pȯs men tis/ adj [Latin, literally, having possession of one s mind]: competent Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • Compos mentis — can refer to:*Adjective: Of sound mind, memory, and understanding. Sane. [Latin : compos, having mastery of + mentis, genitive of mens, mind.] * A Danish metal band; see Compos Mentis (band). * An Australian Funk Band; see Compos Mentis… …   Wikipedia

  • Compos-mentis — Com pos men tis, n. One who is {compos mentis}. [Colloq.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • compos mentis — Latin, lit. in command of one s mind; from compos having the mastery of, from com with (see COM (Cf. com )) + stem of potis powerful, master (see POTENT (Cf. potent)); + mentis, gen. of mens mind (see …   Etymology dictionary

  • Compos mentis — Com pos men tis a. [L.] (Law) Sane in mind; being of sound mind, memory, and understanding. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Compos mentis — (lat.), seines Verstandes, seiner Sinne mächtig …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • compos mentis — Cualidad de estar en su sano juicio. Diccionario Mosby Medicina, Enfermería y Ciencias de la Salud, Ediciones Hancourt, S.A. 1999 …   Diccionario médico

  • compos mentis — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ having full control of one s mind. ORIGIN Latin …   English terms dictionary

  • compos mentis — [käm′pəs men′tis] n. [L] Law of sound mind; sane …   English World dictionary

  • compos mentis — adjective Of sound mind, sane. Ant: non compos mentis …   Wiktionary

  • compos mentis — adjective (not before noun) often humorous able to think clearly and be responsible for your actions: It s too early in the morning I m not compos mentis! …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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