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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).
Origin of ferae naturae
1655-65; < Latin: literally, of a wild nature Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Orchids must be classed with ferae naturae in which a landowner has no property.

    The Woodlands Orchids Frederick Boyle

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