ferae naturae

adjective
fe·​rae na·​tu·​rae | \ ˈfer-ˌī-nə-ˈtu̇r-ˌī How to pronounce ferae naturae (audio) \

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

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ferae naturae

adjective
fe·​rae na·​tu·​rae | \ ˈfir-ē-nə-ˈchu̇r-ē, -ˈtu̇r-, -ˈtyu̇r-; ˈfer-ˌī-nä-ˈtü-ˌrī How to pronounce ferae naturae (audio) \

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.

History and Etymology for ferae naturae

New Latin, literally, of a wild nature

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