ferae naturae

adjective
fe·rae na·tu·rae | \ˈfer-ˌī-nə-ˈtu̇r-ˌī \

Definition of ferae naturae 

: wild by nature and not usually tamed

First Known Use of ferae naturae

circa 1661, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ferae naturae

Latin, of a wild nature

New Latin, literally, of a wild nature

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ferae naturae

adjective
fe·rae na·tu·rae | \ˈfir-ē-nə-ˈchu̇r-ē, -ˈtu̇r-, -ˈtyu̇r-; ˈfer-ˌī-nä-ˈtü-ˌrī \

Legal Definition of ferae naturae 

: wild by nature : not usually tamed

Note: Animals like wild ducks or bees are considered ferae naturae. At common law they cannot be claimed as one's property except under certain circumstances, as when captured.

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