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What is NATURAL

The juristic meaning of this term does not differ from the vernacular, except in the cases where it is used in op position to the term “legal;” and then it means proceeding from or determined by physical causes or conditions, as distinguish- ed from positive enactments of law, or attributable to the nature of man rather than to the commands of law, or based upon moral rather than legal considerations or sanctions. Natural affection. Such as naturally subsists between near relatives, as a father aud child, brother and sister, husband and wife. This is regarded in law as a good consideration.

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