|—n , pl -pos|
|1.||a mixture of materials, such as mortar, plaster, etc|
|2.||informal (Austral), (NZ) compensation, esp for injury or loss of work|
|3.||military intended to last for several days: compo rations; a compo pack|
|[short for composition, compensation, composite]|
compos mentis com·pos men·tis (kŏm'pəs měn'tĭs)
Of sound mind; sane.
non compos mentis non com·pos men·tis (nŏn kŏm'pəs měn'tĭs)
Not of sound mind and hence not legally responsible; mentally incompetent.
A phrase used to describe someone who is out of his or her mind and therefore not legally responsible for his or her actions: “It was determined by the court that the killer was non compos mentis.” From Latin, meaning “not having control of the mind.”