non compos mentis


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non com·pos men·tis

 (nŏn kŏm′pəs mĕn′tĭs)
adj.
Not of sound mind and hence not legally competent.
n.
One who is not legally competent.

[Latin nōn compos mentis : nōn, not + compos, in control + mentis, genitive sing. of mēns, mind.]

non compos mentis

(ˈnɒn ˈkɒmpəs ˈmɛntɪs)
adj
mentally incapable of managing one's own affairs; of unsound mind
[Latin: not in control of one's mind]

non com•pos men•tis

(ˈnɒn ˈkɒm pəs ˈmɛn tɪs)

adj.
not of sound mind; mentally incompetent.
[1600–10; < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.non compos mentis - not of sound mind, memory, or understanding; in law, not competent to go to trial
insane - afflicted with or characteristic of mental derangement; "was declared insane"; "insane laughter"

non compos mentis

(Latin)
adjective insane, mentally ill, unbalanced, of unsound mind, crazy, deranged, unhinged, a sausage short of a fry-up (slang) No person under guardianship, non compos mentis or insane shall be qualified to vote in any election.
rational, all there (informal), sane, lucid, compos mentis (Latin), in your right mind, mentally sound

non compos mentis

adjective
Law. Afflicted with or exhibiting irrationality and mental unsoundness:
Informal: bonkers, cracked, daffy, gaga, loony.
Chiefly British: crackers.
Idioms: around the bend, crazy as a loon, mad as a hatter, not all there, nutty as a fruitcake, off one's head, off one's rocker, of unsound mind, out of one's mind, sick in the head, stark raving mad.
Translations

non compos mentis

[ˈnɒnˈkɒmpəsˈmentɪs] ADJ (Jur) (hum) → desposeído de sus facultades mentales

non compos mentis

adjnicht zurechnungsfähig, unzurechnungsfähig; to be non compos mentis (inf)nicht ganz da sein (inf)

non com·pos men·tis

a. L. non compos mentis, mentalmente incompetente.
References in classic literature ?
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.
But just as he started that process, the businessman was found non compos mentis by the courts in an action brought by his own son who was subsequently granted power of attorney over his father's affairs.