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natural object n
: a person likely to be the recipient of some thing or action
: a person who is close to or related to a person dying whether testate or intestate, who would reasonably be expected to receive a share of the estate, and who may be so recognized in the absence of a will or in a will contest usually used in the phrase natural object of one's bounty [widows and children, who, as the natural objects of a testator's bounty, were…residuary legatees "Lomon v. Citizens Nat'l. Bank & Trust of Muskogee, 689 P.2d 306 (1984)"]
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.