Definition of compos mentis adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


compos mentis

BrE BrE//ˌkɒmpəs ˈmentɪs//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌkɑːmpəs ˈmentɪs//
[not before noun] (from Latin, formal or humorous)
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having full control of your mind Are you sure she was fully compos mentis when she said it? opposite non compos mentis Word Originearly 17th cent.: Latin.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: compos mentis

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