ferae naturae

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

Definition of ferae naturae

  1. :  wild by nature and not usually tamed

Origin and Etymology of ferae naturae

Latin, of a wild nature


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ferae naturae

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

Legal Definition of ferae naturae

  1. :  wild by nature :  not usually tamed

Additional Notes on ferae naturae

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.

Origin and Etymology of ferae naturae

New Latin, literally, of a wild nature


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