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Difference between Child of nature and Natural child

child of nature—(euph.) a person in an uncivilized or uncultivated state:

  • She felt that he wanted her to be a child of nature. That suited her very well.

natural child

1. a child actually begotten by one in contrast to adopted:

  • With little prospect of natural children, we applied for adoption all the sooner.

2. a child born out of wedlock:

  • Full equality has been introduced between legitimate and natural children, between married and unmarried couples.