Natural

(A). A born idiot; one on whom education can make no impression. As nature made him, so he remains.

A natural child.
One not born in lawful wedlock. The Romans called the children of concubines naturales children according to nature, and not according to law.

Cui pater est populus, pater est sibi nullus omnes;
Cui pater est populus not habet ille patrem.

Ovid.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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