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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That is what the UK Select Committee should be worrying about building up (not about a counterfactual breakdown), if we are all to reach the optimal and inevitable while we are still compos mentis and able to benefit from it
A distracted person, by contrast, was anyone who "by the Providence of God, shall fall into distraction, and become Non compos mentis.
Strom Thurmond is not entirely compos mentis, but at 98 the fellow does push-ups.
Having been denied a chance to hear whether Thurmond is still compos mentis, Merida followed him around for weeks, observing how staff and colleagues fronted for him in public situations, such as meetings of the Judiciary Committee.
Prima facie, our leader and her alter ego may not be totally compos mentis, but nil desperandum - tempus fugit and, despite their ex-officio powers, they may reach the status of persona non grata.
Its most glaring omission is the lack of any complex psychology for Mark, who survives all alone for years while remaining not just compos mentis but downright perky (he doesn't even talk to a volleyball, like Tom Hanks in Cast Away ), except perhaps right at the end when he briefly grows a beard and refers to himself as a "space pirate".
I had a man standing over me with a flashlight until 3am to make sure I was compos mentis.
He could not have it before because he had to be compos mentis to sign the paperwork," Sue said.
Once I was compos mentis, I was humbled by the kindness shown by my friends and colleagues in the office towards me in my hour of need.
There wasn't a mark on me and I was totally compos mentis.