non compos mentis


non compos mentis
non com·pos men·tis /'nän-'käm-pəs-'men-təs/ adj [Latin, literally, not having mastery of one's mind]: not of sound mind: lacking mental ability to understand the nature, consequences, and effect of a situation or transaction

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

non compos mentis
adjective abnormal, bereft of reason, crazed, crazy, declared insane, defective, demented, deprived of one's wits, deranged, dim-witted, diseased in mind, disoriented, distraught, dull-witted, feebleminded, idiotic, insane, insanely deluded, lunatic, mad, maddened, manic, maniacal, mental, mentally deficient, mentally diseased, mentally ill, mentally sick, mentally unsound, mindless, moronic, of unsound mind, out of one's mind, out of one's senses, out of one's wits, psychologically abnormal, psychopathic, psychotic, raving, senseless, simple-minded, unbalanced, unsettled, unsettled in one's mind, unsound, unstable, utterly senseless associated concepts: insanity, lack of capacity

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


non compos mentis
adj.
(Latin) Not of sound mind; insane.
See also compos mentis

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


non compos mentis
(nahn calm-piss men-tiss) Latin for not master of one's own mind. Legally insane or not competent to manage one's own affairs or go to trial.
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


non compos mentis
adj. Latin Mentally incompetent.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


non compos mentis
Not of sound mind; mentally incompetent.

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

non compos mentis
[nahn com-pose meant-is]
adj.
   referring to someone who is insane or not mentally competent to conduct one's affairs.
   See also: competent, compos mentis

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • non compos mentis —    (non com pohs MEN tiss) [Latin] Not of sound mind; mentally unstable; incapable of normal mental function.    At least one elderly relative is non compos mentis and unable to care for himself …   Dictionary of foreign words and phrases

  • non compos mentis — Término legal aplicado a una persona declarada mentalmente incompetente. Diccionario Mosby Medicina, Enfermería y Ciencias de la Salud, Ediciones Hancourt, S.A. 1999 …   Diccionario médico

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