citizen of nature—a human being as an integral part of the natural world (knowing no boundaries created by men):
- The laws of nature defined his natural rights and made him, as it were, a citizen of nature.
natural citizen —(also: natural-born citizen) a person born in the country and having the legal status of citizen:
- I think a true American is one who is a natural citizen.
Note: The expression is not equivalent in meaning to the phrase naturalized citizen—an immigrant from another country who has become a citizen:
- Mr. Johnson is a naturalized citizen of the United States, but a native of England.