compos mentis
com·pos men·tis /'käm-pəs-'men-təs, 'kȯm-pȯs-'men-tis/ adj [Latin, literally, having possession of one's mind]: competent

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

compos mentis
adj.
(Latin) Of sound mind; sane and mentally competent.
See also non compos mentis

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


compos mentis
'having one's right mind', usually used in the context of saying that the person concerned is not intoxicated or insane.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


compos mentis
(cahm-puhs men-tis) Latin for having a sound mind.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


compos mentis
adj. Latin Master of one's mind. In sound mind; mentally competent. Sometimes shortened to compos.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


compos mentis
Of a sound mind; sane.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

compos mentis
n.
[com-pose-men-tis] Latin for "having a sound mind."
   See also: non compos mentis

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • Compos-mentis — Com pos men tis, n. One who is {compos mentis}. [Colloq.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • compos mentis — Latin, lit. in command of one s mind; from compos having the mastery of, from com with (see COM (Cf. com )) + stem of potis powerful, master (see POTENT (Cf. potent)); + mentis, gen. of mens mind (see …   Etymology dictionary

  • Compos mentis — Com pos men tis a. [L.] (Law) Sane in mind; being of sound mind, memory, and understanding. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Compos mentis — (lat.), seines Verstandes, seiner Sinne mächtig …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • compos mentis — Cualidad de estar en su sano juicio. Diccionario Mosby Medicina, Enfermería y Ciencias de la Salud, Ediciones Hancourt, S.A. 1999 …   Diccionario médico

  • compos mentis — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ having full control of one s mind. ORIGIN Latin …   English terms dictionary

  • compos mentis — [käm′pəs men′tis] n. [L] Law of sound mind; sane …   English World dictionary

  • compos mentis — adjective Of sound mind, sane. Ant: non compos mentis …   Wiktionary

  • compos mentis — adjective (not before noun) often humorous able to think clearly and be responsible for your actions: It s too early in the morning I m not compos mentis! …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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