Non-compos-mentis meaning

nŏn kŏmpəs mĕntĭs
Not of sound mind and hence not legally competent.
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One who is not legally competent.
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(law) Not of sound mind; mentally incapable of handling one's own affairs.
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Not of sound mind and hence not legally competent.
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One who is not legally competent.
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Mentally incompetent.
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(law, but also seeing wider use) Insane; not of sound mind; not in control of one's self.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of non-compos-mentis - non-compos

Origin of non-compos-mentis

  • Latin nōn compos mentis nōn not compos in control mentis genitive sing. of mēns mind

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Wiktionary