ferae naturae

[ fee-ree nuh-too r-ee, -tyoo r-ee ]
/ ˈfi ri nəˈtʊər i, -ˈtyʊər i /

adjective Law.

(of animals) wild or undomesticated (distinguished from domitae naturae).

Nearby words

  1. fepc,
  2. fer,
  3. fer de lance,
  4. fer-de-lance,
  5. fera,
  6. feral,
  7. feral child,
  8. ferbam,
  9. ferber,
  10. ferber, edna

Origin of ferae naturae

1655–65; < Latin: literally, of a wild nature

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