compos mentis


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com·pos men·tis

(kŏm′pəs mĕn′tĭs)
adj.
Of sound mind; sane.

[Latin : compos, having mastery of + mentis, genitive of mēns, mind.]

compos mentis

(ˈkɒmpəs ˈmɛntɪs)
adj
(Law) (postpositive) of sound mind; sane

com•pos men•tis

(ˈkoʊm pəs ˈmɛn tɪs)
adj.
sane; mentally sound.
[< Latin: literally, being in full possession of one's mind]

compos mentis

A Latin phrase meaning of sound mind.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.compos mentis - of sound mind, memory, and understanding; in law, competent to go to trial
sane - mentally healthy; free from mental disorder; "appears to be completely sane"

compos mentis

adjective
Mentally healthy:
Idioms: all there, in one's right mind, of sound mind .
Translations

compos mentis

[ˈkɒmpɒsˈmentɪs] ADJ to be compos mentisestar en su sano or entero juicio (Jur) → estar en pleno uso de sus facultades mentales
he normally takes a good hour to become compos mentisgeneralmente no es persona or no se espabila hasta que no pasa más de una hora

compos mentis

adj I’m never really compos mentis first thing in the morningfrühmorgens ist mein Verstand noch nicht so klar or bin ich noch nicht voll da (inf); he’s quite compos mentiser ist voll zurechnungsfähig; he’s not quite compos mentiser ist nicht voll zurechnungsfähig, er ist nicht ganz bei Trost (inf)

compos mentis

[ˈkɒmpɒsˈmɛntɪs] adjsano/a di mente
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There was first the deed or sentence of divorce from his wife, and the full evidence of her playing the whore; then there were the certificates of the minister and churchwardens of the parish where she lived, proving that she was buried, and intimating the manner of her death; the copy of the coroner's warrant for a jury to sit upon her, and the verdict of the jury, who brought it in Non compos mentis.
It's an appalling set of circumstances, absolutely appalling, because you're not compos mentis because you have taken something.
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He said: "Everyone is compos mentis now, all the stuff that came with being young has gone out of the window.
True enough, the rival factions are now said to be fighting over the ashes of the dearly departed, a weird echo of the tug-of-war they played over the custody of their aged and non compos mentis father just before his death in 2001, and quite possibly, a prelude to renewed fighting on the legal front over her estate, on top of the pending tussle over other Ilusorio assets.
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A laminated weasel of a man" Comedian Bill Bailey's description of David Cameron "I used to think we had 33% chance of winning but now I think it is 50%" Nigel Farage, the Ukip leader, on Britain's prospects of leaving the EU "The thing about radio, if you are still compos mentis and have the voice, it is not ageist.
So there was a man standing over me with a flashlight until about 3am making sure I was still compos mentis," she added, according to extracts released on Friday, using the phrase indicating someone is of sound mind.