compos mentis


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compos mentis

 [kom´pos men´tis] (L.)
sound of mind; sane.

com·pos men·tis

(kom'pos men'tis),
Of sound mind; usually used in its opposite form. See: non compos mentis.
[L. possessed of one's mind; compos, having control, + mens (ment-), mind]

compos mentis

/com·pos men·tis/ (kom´pos men´tis) [L.] sound of mind; sane.

compos mentis

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

compos mentis

[kom′pōs men′tis]
having a sound mind. Compare non compos mentis.
Having a sound mind

com·pos men·tis

(kom'pos men'tis)
Of sound mind; usually used in its opposite form, non compos mentis.

compos mentis

Literally, of composed mind. Sane.

com·pos men·tis

(kom'pos men'tis)
Of sound mind; usually used in its opposite form.
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The elderly and less compos mentis would suffer most and there would be no-one to help.
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They may be compos mentis in a strict legal sense, but people do get more confused as they get older.
My aunty is 91, my mother is 89 and my aunt still walks every day and is compos mentis and my family is Polish so I come from good old Polish stock.