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Not sane or in one's right mind.
- ‘He's had them ever since you were declared non compos.’
- ‘There is nothing you can do without her consent - unless you were to challenge her mental capacity and prevail - so you have to respect her decision; either that or you must have her declared non compos.’
- ‘I heard his rant at the RNC and he struck me as non compos mentos.’
- ‘Look, you are not the arbiter of what is or is not ‘pro-American’, you are just another rightist flamer who is non compos mentos.’
- ‘The New York Times reports that several states are trying to establish the degree of mental impairment that would justify barring someone who is "non compos mentis"("not master of one's own mind") from casting a vote.’
Latin, literally not having control of one's mind.
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