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natural-born

Possessing an ability innately. The term is always used as a modifier before a noun. My daughter is a natural-born chef. She's only 10 and already she knows how to pair flavors together.
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natural-born

mod. born with talent or skill. She is really a natural-born dancer.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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The lawmaker noted that the present system requires foundlings to present physical proof of blood relation to a Filipino parent before they are considered natural-born citizen.
Natural-born citizens of the Philippines who, after the effectivity of this Act, become citizens of a foreign country shall retain their Philippine citizenship upon taking the aforesaid oath.
Poe's acquisition of dual citizenship after she came home "militates against her acquisition of natural-born status," said former dean of University of the East's College of Law Amado Valdez, also a complainant.
The Indiana board of elections ruled last month that Cruz is eligible to be on the state's ballot after legal challenges over whether he is a natural-born citizen.
Brion to inhibit themselves from the two petitions she filed challenging her disqualification by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) as a presidential candidate for not being a natural-born citizen and for lack of the 10-year residency.
The poll also shows that 20 percent of those surveyed still believe that Obama was not born in the United States, another popular theme on the far right, where it is said that means Obama cannot serve as president because the Constitution states that only "natural-born" Americans can serve as president.
ASTON VILLA manager Gerard Houllier hailed Darren Bent as a "natural-born finisher" after the pounds 18m striker made an instant impact following his controversial move from Sunderland.
Yinger cites Tucker's "Treatise on the Constitution" (1803) as lending further evidence to the link between the natural-born citizen clause and foreign influence.
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." Recently, interest has grown in amending this provision to widen presidential eligibility to include naturalized citizens.
District Court in August, alleging Obama is not a natural-born citizen and is thus ineligible to serve as president of the United States.
The President shall be at least 35 years old, a natural-born U.S.
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