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natural object


Legal Definition of natural object

  1. :  a person likely to be the recipient of some thing or action; especially :  a person who is close to or related to a person dying whether testate or intestate, who would reasonably be expected to receive a share of the estate, and who may be so recognized in the absence of a will or in a will contest —usually used in the phrase natural object of one's bounty widows and children, who, as the natural objects of a testator's bounty, were…residuary legatees — Lomon v. Citizens Nat'l. Bank & Trust of Muskogee, 689 P.2d 306 (1984)

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