non compos mentis


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non compos mentis

 [non kom´pos men´tis] (L.)
not of sound mind, and so not legally responsible.
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non com·pos men·tis

(non kom'pŏs men'tis),
Not of sound mind; mentally incapable of managing one's affairs.
[L. non, not, + compos, participating, competent, + mens, gen. mentis, mind]
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non compos mentis

(nŏn kŏm′pəs mĕn′tĭs)
adj.
Not of sound mind and hence not legally competent.
n.
One who is not legally competent.
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non com·pos men·tis

(non kom'pŏs men'tis)
Not of sound mind; mentally incapable of managing one's affairs.
[L. non, not, + compos, participating, competent, + mens, gen. mentis, mind]
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