compos mentis

compos mentis

[kohm-pohs men-tis; English kom-puhs-men-tis]
adjective
Latin. sane; mentally sound.

Origin:
literally, being in full possession of one's mind

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compos mentis (ˈkɒmpəs ˈmɛntɪs)
 
adj
(postpositive) of sound mind; sane

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compos mentis
1610s, from L., lit. "in command of one's mind," from com- "with" + stem of potis "powerful, master" (see potent).
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compos mentis com·pos men·tis (kŏm'pəs měn'tĭs)
adj.
Of sound mind; sane.

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