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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No wonder individuals in compos mentis do not join politics.
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Yet despite the mountain of evidence, it was deemed that Fontaine was compos mentis enough to know exactly what he was doing when pulling the trigger.
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In such insecure ambience the youths cannot be fully compos mentis when they cannot help their families financially.
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