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1. Lacking material form or substance.
2. Law Of or relating to property or an asset that cannot be physically possessed, as a right or patent.

[Middle English incorporealle, from Latin incorporeus : in-, not; see in-1 + corporeus, consisting of a body; see corporeal.]

in′cor·po′re·al′i·ty (-ăl′ĭ-tē) n.
in′cor·po′re·al·ly adv.
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1. without material form, body, or substance
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) spiritual or metaphysical
3. (Law) law having no material existence but existing by reason of its annexation of something material, such as an easement, touchline, copyright, etc: an incorporeal hereditament.
ˌincorˈporeally adv
incorporeity, ˌincorporeˈality n
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(ˌɪn kɔrˈpɔr i əl, -ˈpoʊr-)

1. not corporeal or material; insubstantial.
2. having no material value but giving evidence of value, as a franchise.
[1525–35; < Latin incorpore(us) + -al1. See in-3, corporeal]
in`cor•po`re•al′i•ty, n.
in`cor•po′re•al•ly, adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.incorporeal - without material form or substance; "an incorporeal spirit"
unbodied - having no body
corporeal, material - having material or physical form or substance; "that which is created is of necessity corporeal and visible and tangible" - Benjamin Jowett
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[ˌɪnkɔːpɔːrɪəl] ADJ (liter) → incorpóreo
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In that hour she repeated what the merciful eyes of solitude have looked on for ages in the spiritual struggles of man-- she besought hardness and coldness and aching weariness to bring her relief from the mysterious incorporeal might of her anguish: she lay on the bare floor and let the night grow cold around her; while her grand woman's frame was shaken by sobs as if she had been a despairing child.
Athelny spoke of the mystical writers of Spain, of Teresa de Avila, San Juan de la Cruz, Fray Luis de Leon; in all of them was that passion for the unseen which Philip felt in the pictures of El Greco: they seemed to have the power to touch the incorporeal and see the invisible.
Thus incorporeal Spirits to smallest forms Reduc'd thir shapes immense, and were at large, Though without number still amidst the Hall Of that infernal Court.
Or, tell me, Doctor, do you have no apprehension in an earthquake that that incorporeal body of yours will be hit by an immaterial brick?"
Some of them struck me as singularly odd compounds of ardour and flatness; commencing in strong feeling, and concluding in the affected, wordy style that a schoolboy might use to a fancied, incorporeal sweetheart.
As per the act, Benami property has been defined as: moveable or immovable, tangible or intangible, corporeal or incorporeal, and right or interest.
Senior, we are told that there is spiritual food and spiritual drink, as in food and drink in the incorporeal tense.
The soul as defined by Wikipedia is the 'incorporeal essence of a living being.
The law defined benami property as assets of any kind, whether movable or immovable, tangible or intangible, corporeal or incorporeal and includes any right or interest or legal documents or instruments evidencing title to or interest in the property and where the property is capable of conversion into some other form, then the property in the converted form and also includes the proceeds from the property which are the subject matter of a benami transaction or arrangement.
Besides dismissing classical morality's role in politics, Hobbes objects even more strongly to Aristotle's claim that there exist "abstract essences" apart from bodies, thereby leaving "open a door through which his followers, led already by the natural human propensity to believe in incorporeal spirits, could travel in their search for philosophic support for their religious beliefs." Philosophy famously be came a handmaid to theology--a "vain" nonsense to Hobbes, puffed up by "fabulous traditions"--which "intensified political conflict" and "rendered philosophy servile and corrupt." He blames Aristotle for not inoculating his teaching against appropriation and exploitation by medieval Scholastics like Thomas Aquinas.
Paul, of course, is on the cold case--to the extent that a ghostly gumshoe can be--but Alison is still determined not to do the incorporeal investigator's legwork.
An incorporeal young boy was once seen standing by the fireplace in the dinning room, while other strange shadows have been reported drifting down various corridors.