Non compos
Non compos Non com"pos Non compos mentis Non com"pos men"tis [L.] Not of sound mind; not having the regular use of reason; hence, also, as a noun, an idiot; a lunatic; one devoid of reason, either by nature or from accident. [1913 Webster]

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  • non compos — [“nan “kampos] 1. mod. out of one’s mind; non compos mentis. □ She is strictly non compos! □ Don’t pay any attention to her. She’s non compos. 2. AND non compos poopoo mod. alcohol intoxicated. □ Th …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • non compos — adjective Etymology: Latin non compos (in the phrase non compos mentis) : non compos mentis they ll say you re non compos Kenneth Roberts …   Useful english dictionary

  • non compos — /nɒn ˈkɒmpəs/ (say non kompuhs) adjective Colloquial 1. in a vague or dazed state of mind. 2. unconscious, as from alcoholic drink. 3. not of sound mind; mentally incapable. {shortened form of Latin non compos mentis not having control of one s… …   Australian English dictionary

  • non compos — Same as non compos mentis …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • non compos — /non kom peuhs/, Informal. Seenon compos mentis. [1620 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • 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… …   Law dictionary

  • Non compos mentis — is a term meaning not of sound mind . Non compos mentis derives from the Latin non meaning not , compos meaning having (command of) , and mentis (genitive singular of mens), meaning mind . It is the direct opposite of Compos mentis (of a composed …   Wikipedia

  • Non compos mentis — Non compos Non com pos Non compos mentis Non com pos men tis [L.] Not of sound mind; not having the regular use of reason; hence, also, as a noun, an idiot; a lunatic; one devoid of reason, either by nature or from accident. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • non compos mentis — [nän käm΄pōs men′tis] n. [L] Law not of sound mind; mentally incapable of handling one s own affairs: often non compos …   English World dictionary

  • 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

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