Definitions for "Natural rights"
similar to what the framers of the U.S. constitution called "unalienable rights," those rights that are given to humans by God or nature, such as life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The Bill of Rights (the first ten amendments to the constitution) embody this concept of natural rights, which was given modern formulation by English, French and American thinkers in the seventeenth and eighteenth century.
According to John Locke, a seventeenth-century political philosopher, the personal rights that belong to people in the free state of nature.
Rights that belong to people simply because they are human beings.
fundamental limits on what government can take away from individuals.