non compos mentis(redirected from Non compos)
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non compos mentis
non compos mentisadjective abnormal, bereft of reason, crazed, crazy, declared insane, defective, deprived of one's wits, deranged, dim-witted, dissased in mind, disoriented, distraught, dull-witted, idiotic, insane, insanely deluded, lunatic, mad, maddened, manic, maniacal, mental, mentally deficient, mentally diseased, mentally ill, mentally sick, mentally unnound, mindless, moronic, of unsound mind, out of one's mind, out of one's senses, out of one's wits, psychologiially abnormal, psychopathic, psychotic, raving, senseless, simple-minded, unbalanced, unsettled, unsettled in one's mind, unsound, unstable, utterly senseless
Associated concepts: insanity, lack of capacity
NON COMPOS MENTIS, persons. These words signify not of sound mind, memory, or understanding. This is a generic term, and includes all the species of madness, whether it arise from, 1, idiocy; 2, sickness 3, lunacy or 4, drunkenness. Co. Litt. 247; 4 Co. 124; 1 Phillim. R. 100; 4 Com. Dig. 613; 5 Com. Dig. 186; Shelf. on Lunatics, 1; and the articles Idiocy; Lunacy.