incorporeal

adjective in·cor·po·re·al \ ˌin-(ˌ)kȯr-ˈpȯr-ē-əl \
|Updated on: 6 Jul 2018

Definition of incorporeal

1 : not corporeal : having no material body or form
2 : of, relating to, or constituting a right that is based on property (such as bonds or patents) which has no intrinsic value

incorporeally

play \ˌin-(ˌ)kȯr-ˈpȯr-ē-ə-lē\ adverb

Examples of incorporeal in a Sentence

  1. ghosts are supposed to be incorporeal

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Origin and Etymology of incorporeal

Middle English incorporealle, from Anglo-French incorporel, from Latin incorporeus, from in- + corporeus corporeal


INCORPOREAL Defined for English Language Learners

incorporeal

Definition of incorporeal for English Language Learners

  • : having no physical body or form


Law Dictionary

incorporeal

adjective in·cor·po·re·al \ ˌin-kȯr-ˈpōr-ē-əl \

legal Definition of incorporeal

: not tangible : having no material body or form
  • incorporeal hereditaments
  • an incorporeal right
— compare corporeal


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