[nohn kohm-pohs men-tis; English non kom-puh s men-tis] /ˈnoʊn ˈkoʊm poʊs ˈmɛn tɪs; English ˈnɒn ˈkɒm pəs ˈmɛn tɪs/
not of sound mind; mentally incapable of managing one’s affairs.
/ˈnɒn ˈkɒmpəs ˈmɛntɪs/
mentally incapable of managing one’s own affairs; of unsound mind
Latin, literally “not master of one’s mind.”
non compos mentis non com·pos men·tis (nŏn kŏm’pəs měn’tĭs)
Not of sound mind and hence not legally responsible; mentally incompetent.
non compos mentis [(non kom-puhs men-tis)]
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.”
[kom-pri-hen-shuh n] /ˌkɒm prɪˈhɛn ʃən/ noun 1. the act or process of . 2. the state of being . 3. perception or understanding: His comprehension of physics is amazing for a young student. 4. capacity of the mind to perceive and understand; power to grasp ideas; ability to know. 5. Logic. the connotation of a […]
[verb kuh m-pres; noun kom-pres] /verb kəmˈprɛs; noun ˈkɒm prɛs/ verb (used with object) 1. to press together; force into less space. 2. to cause to become a solid mass: to compress cotton into bales. 3. to condense, shorten, or abbreviate: The book was compressed by 50 pages. 4. Computers. to reduce the storage space […]
[kuh m-presh-uh n] /kəmˈprɛʃ ən/ noun 1. the act of . 2. the state of being . 3. the effect, result, or consequence of being compressed. 4. (in internal-combustion engines) the reduction in volume and increase of pressure of the air or combustible mixture in the cylinder prior to ignition, produced by the motion of […]
[kom-pruh-mahyzd] /ˈkɒm prəˌmaɪzd/ adjective, Pathology. 1. unable to function optimally, especially with regard to immune response, owing to underlying disease, harmful environmental exposure, or the side effects of a course of treatment.