Originating in, or derived from, the constitution of the intellect, as opposed to acquired from experience; as, innate ideas. See a priori, intuitive.
Origin of Innate
Middle English innat from Latin innātus past participle of innāscī to be born in in- in in–2 nāscī to be born genə- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Latin innātus (“inborn”), perfect active participle of innāscor (“be born in, grow up in”), from in (“in, at on”) + nāscor (“be born”); see natal, native.
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