Incorporeal
Incorporeal In`cor*po"re*al, a. [Pref. in- not + corporeal: cf. L. incorporeus. Cf. {Incorporal}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Not corporeal; not having a material body or form; not consisting of matter; immaterial. [1913 Webster]

Thus incorporeal spirits to smaller forms Reduced their shapes immense. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Sense and perception must necessarily proceed from some incorporeal substance within us. --Bentley. [1913 Webster]

2. (Law) Existing only in contemplation of law; not capable of actual visible seizin or possession; not being an object of sense; intangible; -- opposed to {corporeal}. [1913 Webster]

{Incorporeal hereditament}. See under {Hereditament}.

Syn: Immaterial; unsubstantial; bodiless; spiritual. [1913 Webster]


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  • incorporeal — in·cor·po·re·al /ˌin kȯr pōr ē əl/ adj: not tangible: having no material body or form incorporeal hereditaments an incorporeal right compare corporeal Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • incorporeal — (adj.) 1530s, with AL (Cf. al) (1) and L. incorporeus without body, from in not (see IN (Cf. in ) (1)) + corpus (gen. corporis) body (see CORPORAL (Cf. corporal)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • incorporeal — *immaterial, spiritual Antonyms: corporeal Contrasted words: *material, physical, sensible, objective …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • incorporeal — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not composed of matter; having no material existence …   English terms dictionary

  • incorporeal — [in΄kôr pôr′ē əl] adj. [L incorporeus (see INCORPOREITY) + AL] 1. not consisting of matter; without material body or substance 2. of spirits or angels 3. Law without physical existence in itself but belonging as a right to a material thing or… …   English World dictionary

  • incorporeal —    by Tamsin Lorraine   In The Logic of Sense, Deleuze characterises the distinction made by the Stoics between mixtures of bodies or states of affairs and incorporeal entities that frolic on the surface of occurrences (D 1990: 5). According to… …   The Deleuze dictionary

  • incorporeal —    by Tamsin Lorraine   In The Logic of Sense, Deleuze characterises the distinction made by the Stoics between mixtures of bodies or states of affairs and incorporeal entities that frolic on the surface of occurrences (D 1990: 5). According to… …   The Deleuze dictionary

  • incorporeal — Synonyms and related words: Masan, airy, apparition, appearance, asomatous, astral, astral spirit, banshee, bodiless, control, decarnate, decarnated, departed spirit, discarnate, disembodied, disembodied spirit, duppy, dybbuk, ectoplasmic,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • incorporeal — in|cor|po|re|al [ˌınko:ˈpo:riəl US ko:r ] adj formal not existing in any physical form ▪ Plato demonstrated the incorporeal nature of the soul …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • incorporeal — adjective Etymology: Middle English incorporealle, from Anglo French incorporel, from Latin incorporeus, from in + corporeus corporeal Date: 15th century 1. not corporeal ; having no material body or form 2. of, relating to, or constituting a… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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