compos mentis


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compos mentis

n. (calm-pose-men-tis) Latin for having a sound mind. (See: non compos mentis)

compos mentis

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

COMPOS MENTIS. Of sound mind. See non compos mentis.

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There wasn't a mark on me and I was totally compos mentis.
But the second surprise of the night, after a compos mentis Ryder, was just how good the new material sounded.
Craddock was more compos mentis by the time he departed and sitting up on the stretcher sporting a sizeable gash above his eye (above), the sort of war wound which probably afflicted his manager a fair few times during acts of similar bravery as a player.
She is still compos mentis but profoundly deaf, her sight is poor and she is not very mobile, needing a Zimmer frame to get to the toilet.
My aunt, as her doctor had pointed out in his letter, is entirely compos mentis and knows what's going on.
While I am still compos mentis I'd like to continue to do the things I enjoy doing and have a double dose of everything good in this world, because there is good in it.
I'dbe passed out in the dressing room,non compos mentis, with people trying to revive me,''he confesses, shaking his head.
The other minor party nominees are barely compos mentis.
I've known people have a single half and feel the effects whereas others could easily drink four or five pints and still be compos mentis.
The youngster eventually returned to the fray but looked anything but fully compos mentis and he barely had time to come round before Alloa went 2-0 up in injury time.
In flat 303 lives George and his wife Theodora, who are in the early 70s, still fully compos mentis and mobile.
Despite my age and the conception of elderly people held by the younger generation, I consider myself to be fully compos mentis and able to defend myself both mentally and verbally.