ANIMAL - Black's Law Dictionary

What is ANIMAL? Definition of ANIMAL in Black's Law Dictionary

Any animate being which is endowed with the power of voluntary motion. An animate being, not human. Bernardine v. City of New York, 182 Misc. 609, 44 N.Y.S.2d 881, 883.

Domestic animals are tame as distinguished from wild; living in or near the habitations of man or by habit or special training in association with man. Thurston v. Carter, 112 Me. 361, 92 A. 295, L.R.A.1915C, 359.

Domitce are those which have been tamed by man; domestic.

Fera3 naturce are those which still retain their wild nature.

Mansuetce naturce are those gentle or tame by nature, such as sheep and cows.


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