[in-kawr-pawr-ee-uh l, -pohr-]
- not corporeal or material; insubstantial.
- of, relating to, or characteristic of nonmaterial beings.
- Law. without material existence but existing in contemplation of law, as a franchise.
Origin of incorporeal
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1. bodiless, spiritual, immaterial.
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Examples from the Web for incorporeal
This is followed by arguments showing that God is one and incorporeal.
Then they argue that the world must have had an originator, and that he is one and incorporeal.
Not their bodies, but the spiritual or incorporeal part of them.The Life of the Waiting Soul
R. E. Sanderson
But what agreement can anything corporeal have with what is incorporeal?Plotinos: Complete Works, v. 1
It is invisible; must we not therefore believe it to be incorporeal?
- without material form, body, or substance
- spiritual or metaphysical
- law having no material existence but existing by reason of its annexation of something material, such as an easement, touchline, copyright, etcan incorporeal hereditament
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Word Origin and History for incorporeal
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