natural-born


Also found in: Idioms.

nat·u·ral-born

 (năch′ər-əl-bôrn′, năch′rəl-)
adj.
1. Being such by nature or temperament; natural: a natural-born teacher.
2. Being such by birth; native: a natural-born citizen.

natural-born

adj
being as specified through one's birth: a natural-born Irishman.
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And these two, thus nurtured and educated, and having learned truly to know their own functions, will rule over the concupiscent, which in each of us is the largest part of the soul and by nature most insatiable of gain; over this they will keep guard, lest, waxing great and strong with the fulness of bodily pleasures, as they are termed, the concupiscent soul, no longer confined to her own sphere, should attempt to enslave and rule those who are not her natural-born subjects, and overturn the whole life of man?
The Porchugeeze is natural-born farmers, that's all, an' we don't know nothin' about farmin' an' never did.
A natural-born British subject," Mr Verloc said stolidly.
I'm sure you're aware that the Constitution requires the president to be a natural-born citizen," David Bishop, a teacher, told Cruz during a stop Saturday night in this small southern Iowa city.
The Framers were clearly adhering to the definition of natural-born citizen as legally formalized by E.
A native of Vancouver, she was initially denied entry to the pageant because she was not a natural-born female.
About 10 to 15 percent of the general population are natural-born leaders.
Be Your Own Shaman: Heal Yourself and Others With 21st-Century Energy Medicine provides a fine journey into the world of healing--and maintains that everyone is a natural-born healer born with some degree of paranormal abilities related to the gift.
Houllier said: "The finish was that of a natural-born finisher, something you cannot teach somebody.
Houllier said: "Darren finished like a natural-born goalscorer and that is something you can't teach.
Perhaps they are natural-born whiners who are never happy about anything.
Constitution states, "No person except a natural-born citizen, or a citizen of the United States, at the time of the adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the office of President.