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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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.incorporeality - the quality of not being physical; not consisting of matter
quality - an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
impalpability, intangibility, intangibleness - the quality of being intangible and not perceptible by touch
insubstantiality - lacking substance or reality
abstractness - the quality of being considered apart from a specific instance or object
unreality - the quality possessed by something that is unreal
corporality, corporeality, physicalness, materiality - the quality of being physical; consisting of matter
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Shyovitz argues that the pietists were concerned with assuring doubters that the theological claims about God's nature or the postmortem fate of the soul that seem at first blush to be beyond human capacity to understand (God's incorporeality or the soul's ability to find its way to heaven or hell) are "remembered" in commonly observable natural phenomena--that is, these "remembrances" are provided by God as experiential evidence to calm the doubts of an incredulous mind.
(132) To that end, he begins by listing twenty-five propositions--established by Aristotle and his followers--that are necessary to prove the existence, unity, and incorporeality of God (also proven exegetically in book 1).
The two obstacles of incorporeality and social media democracy do not forbid the possibility of social media pastoral ministry, but they do entail limits on what all can be done ministerially.
This entails that self-awareness is not to be associated with incorporeality, which is to say that it does not point to the soul.
And I particularly resent its arrogant hijacking of incorporeality, for the sake of marketing.
"Incorporeality and Transformation in The Lord of the Rings." The Body in Tolkien's Legendarium: Essays on Middle-Earth Corporeality, edited by Christopher Vaccaro, McFarland, 2013, pp.
"I thought maybe we were made / of the same photons as light," the speaker says, thinking the body as porous to the point of incorporeality. But when the speaker confronts the reality of death, announced in an uncharacteristically stark line ("Eugene died"), the body's penetrability becomes consequential: "I pricked the fingers / of many strangers, / took a head count of their blood." Emergency Brake thinks through this link between penetrability and mortality.
To the taxpayer "the government is a myth, an abstraction, an incorporeality, with which he can make no contract, and to which he can give no consent, and make no pledge." Doubtless the individual recognizes the agents of the government, but "his paying taxes to them implies, on his part, no contract, consent, or pledge to support them--that is to support 'the government,' or the Constitution." For Spooner, governmental representatives became "a secret band of robbers and murderers, who have taken themselves the title of 'the government' [...].
Both the sacred resonances of the diction and the seal's perceived incorporeality compromise the passage's humor, pulling the speaker back to repeating the verse paragraph's unguarded beginning: "Cold dark deep and absolutely clear,/the clear gray icy water." Once again, though, Bishop hesitates to take the plunge.
Here again, the incorporeality experienced among humans is just a more complex development of a potential experienced among other animals.
The third chapter, which jumps to the 1950s (more on this later), "Invisibilizing the Male Body: Exploring the Incorporeality of Masculinity in 1950s American Culture," perfectly portrays the change in the notion of hegemonic male bodies that took place during the 1950s.