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a·men·tia

 (ā-mĕn′shə, -shē-ə)
n.
Severe intellectual disability. This term belongs to a classification system no longer in use.

[Latin āmentia, mental derangement, from āmēns, āment-, out of one's mind, mentally deranged : ā-, ab-, out of; see ab-1 + mēns, mind; see men- in Indo-European roots.]

amentia

(əˈmɛnʃə)
n
(Medicine) severe mental deficiency, usually congenital. Compare dementia
[C14: from Latin: insanity, from āmēns mad, from mēns mind]

a•men•tia

(eɪˈmɛn ʃə, əˈmɛn-)

n.
severe mental retardation.
[1350–1400; < Latin, =āment-, s. of āmēns mad (ā- a-4 + mēns mind) + -ia -ia]

amentia

1. a congenital condition of low intelligence.
2. a form of temporary insanity. Cf. dementia.
See also: Insanity
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.amentia - extreme mental retardation
backwardness, mental retardation, subnormality, slowness, retardation - lack of normal development of intellectual capacities
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The latter is divided into four types: amentia, dementia, insania and vesania.
Nuevas Perspectivas Conceptuales y Metodologicas Barcelona: Amentia.
No parece que exista respuesta mejor que la aplicacion del principio amentia aequivalet morti; es decir, reconocer que una enfermedad que incapacite permanentemente al papa para su oficio, una vez legitimamente declarada, tendria las mismas consecuencias que la muerte, de modo que se produciria canonicamente la situacion de sede vacante y habria que elegir a un nuevo papa (49).
Ensayos sobre la teoria del actor-red, Barcelona, Amentia Editorial.
includes on the one hand the whole domain of the so-called periodic and circular insanity, on the other hand simple mania, the greater part of the morbid states termed melancholia and also a not inconsiderable number of cases of amentia.