domitae naturae

(Latin) "domesticated nature", "tamed nature" (usually refers to animals)

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • domitae naturae — domestic nature (of an animal). See animals, liability for. Collins dictionary of law. W. J. Stewart. 2001 …   Law dictionary

  • domitae naturae — /dom i tee neuh toor ee/, Law. tamed or domesticated animals (distinguished from ferae naturae). [ < L: lit., of a tamed nature] * * * …   Universalium

  • domitae naturae — ˈdäməˌtīnəˈtu̇ˌrī, məˌtēnəˈtu̇ˌrē adjective Etymology: Latin, of a tamed nature : domesticated * * * /dom i tee neuh toor ee/, Law. tamed or domesticated animals (distinguished from ferae naturae). [ < L: lit., of a tamed nature] …   Useful english dictionary

  • domitae naturae — Animals which are naturally tame and gentle or which, by long continued association with man, have become thoroughly domesticated and reduced to such a state of subjection that they no longer possess the inclination or disposition to escape. 4 Am …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • animals domitae naturae — Those animals which are naturally tame and gentle or which by long continued association with man have become thoroughly domesticated and are now reduced to such a state of subjection to his will that they no longer possess the disposition or… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • domitae — n. (Latin) part of the phrase domitae naturae (domesticated animals, pets) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ferae naturae — fe·rae na·tu·rae / fir ē nə chu̇r ē, tu̇r , tyu̇r ; fer ˌī nä tü ˌrī/ adj [New Latin, literally, of a wild nature]: wild by nature: not usu. tamed ◇ Animals like wild ducks or bees are considered ferae naturae. At common law they cannot be… …   Law dictionary

  • ferae naturae — ˈfeˌrīnəˈtu̇ˌrē; ˈfeˌrēnəˈtu̇ˌrē, ˈfiˌ adjective Etymology: Latin, of a wild nature of an animal : wild by nature : not usually tamed used of such animals as foxes and wild ducks in which at the common law no one can claim absolute property… …   Useful english dictionary

  • ferae naturae — /fee ree neuh toor ee, tyoor ee/, Law. (of animals) wild or undomesticated (distinguished from domitae naturae). [1655 65; < L: lit., of a wild nature] * * * …   Universalium

  • ferae naturae — adjective a) not domesticated, wild. b) applied to undomesticated animals which no one can legally claim as their property. Ant: domitae naturae …   Wiktionary

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