ferae naturae

[ fee-ree nuh-toor-ee, -tyoor-ee ]

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

Origin of ferae naturae

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

Words Nearby ferae naturae

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How to use ferae naturae in a sentence

  • Orchids must be classed with ferae naturae in which a landowner has no property.

    The Woodlands Orchids | Frederick Boyle
  • We have adopted the Roman law as to animals ferae naturae, but the general tendency of our law is to favor appropriation.

    The Common Law | Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.