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).

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Origin of ferae naturae

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

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