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native adj. (the gen. mod. sense ‘belonging to a certain country, or to one's birthplace’ is freq.)
1. natural LLL. IV. iii. 263 “ blood,” John III. iv. 83 “ beauty,” Rom. IV. i. 97, Ham. III. i. 84 “the hue of resolution” ; with “to” Oth. II. i. 219 “a nobility . . . more than is native to them.”
2. closely connected, related (“to”) All'sW. I. i. 242 “kiss like native things,” Ham. I. ii. 47.
3. proper, rightful R2 III. ii. 25 “her native king.”
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