non compos mentis

Definition of "non compos mentis"
  1. A Latin phrase used to describe someone who is legally insane or not capable of managing their personal affairs or participating in a trial
How to use "non compos mentis" in a sentence
  1. The defense argued that the accused was non compos mentis at the time of the offense.
  2. Her frail grandmother deteriorated to the point of being non compos mentis, unable to handle her own affairs.
  3. He was declared non compos mentis after being diagnosed with severe dementia.

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