Mental Incompetence

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Meaning of Mental Incompetence

Unsoundness of mind, lunacy , idiocy, imbecility. Inability to transact the ordinary affairs of life, to understand their nature and effect , and exercise the will in relation to them. A person who has been adjudged to be mentally incompetent has no legal capacity and can only act through his guardian or committee . See In re Blochowitz Guardianship, 280 N. W. 438, 135 Neb. 163. Alsc Sabin v commonwealth , 26 S. W.2d 506 233 Ky. 636.

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