Legal Definition and Related Resources of Natural

Meaning of Natural

Of or pertaining to nature; belonging or pertaining to the existing order of things inborn, innate, indigenous, native , coming within common experience; not forced or artificial; connected by ties or consanguinity ; born out of wedlock , illegitimate .

Synonyms of Natural


  • artless
  • authentic
  • characteristic
  • connate
  • consistent
  • crude
  • free from affectation
  • fundamental
  • genuine
  • inborn
  • inbred
  • indigenous
  • ingenerate
  • ingrained
  • innate
  • innatus
  • instinctive
  • instinctual
  • lifelike
  • native
  • nativus
  • normal
  • organic
  • original
  • pure
  • real
  • realistic
  • regular
  • true to life
  • typical
  • unadulterated
  • unartificial
  • uncultivated
  • unsynthetic
  • untouched
  • Associated Concepts: natural law

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Abuse, Affiliation, Allegiance, Arising Out Of And In The Course Of Employment, Artificial Persons, Canal, Capacity, Carnal, Civil Death, Contiguity, , Damages, Death, Equity, Father, Flowage, General Damages, Good Consideration, Include, Intervening Agency, Irrigation Works, Lateral Support, Lenizen, Minerals, Monument, Murder, Natural Gas Company, Natural Guardian, Natural Law, Natural Rights, Night, Oligopoly, Parent, Peculiar, Person, Possession, Product, Proximate Cause, , Spontaneous, Strict Liability, Temperance.


This term is an adjetive.

Etimology of Natural

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c. 1300, naturel, “of one’s inborn character; hereditary, by birth;” early 14c. as “of the world of nature (especially as opposed to man),” from Old French naturel “of nature, conforming to nature; by birth,” and directly from Latin naturalis “by birth, according to nature,” from natura “nature” (see nature). From late 15c. as “not miraculous, in conformity with nature.” Meaning “easy, free from affectation” is attested from c. 1600. Of things, “not artificially created,” c. 1600. As a euphemism for “illegitimate, bastard” (of children), it is first recorded c. 1400, on notion of blood kinship (but not legal status). Natural science is from late 14c.; natural law is from early 15c. Natural order “apparent order in nature” is from 1690s. Natural childbirth first attested 1933. Natural life, usually in reference to the duration of life, is from late 15c. Natural history is from 1560s (see history). To die of natural causes is from 1570s.







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