incorporeal

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adjective in·cor·po·re·al \ˌin-(ˌ)kȯr-ˈpȯr-ē-əl\

Definition of incorporeal

  1. 1 :  not corporeal :  having no material body or form

  2. 2 :  of, relating to, or constituting a right that is based on property (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

Origin and Etymology of incorporeal

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


First Known Use: 15th century


INCORPOREAL Defined for English Language Learners

incorporeal

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adjective in·cor·po·re·al \ˌin-(ˌ)kȯr-ˈpȯr-ē-əl\

Definition of incorporeal for English Language Learners

  • : having no physical body or form


Law Dictionary

incorporeal

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

Legal Definition of incorporeal

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



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