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incorporeal

[in-kawr-pawr-ee-uh l, -pohr-] /ˌɪn kɔrˈpɔr i əl, -ˈpoʊr-/
adjective
1.
not corporeal or material; insubstantial.
2.
of, relating to, or characteristic of nonmaterial beings.
3.
Law. without material existence but existing in contemplation of law, as a franchise.
Origin
1525-1535
1525-35; < Latin incorpore(us) + -al1. See in-3, corporeal
Related forms
incorporeality, noun
incorporeally, adverb
Synonyms
1. bodiless, spiritual, immaterial.
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British Dictionary definitions for incorporeality

incorporeal

/ˌɪnkɔːˈpɔːrɪəl/
adjective
1.
without material form, body, or substance
2.
spiritual or metaphysical
3.
(law) having no material existence but existing by reason of its annexation of something material, such as an easement, touchline, copyright, etc: an incorporeal hereditament
Derived Forms
incorporeally, adverb
incorporeity (ɪnˌkɔːpəˈriːɪtɪ), incorporeality, noun
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Word Origin and History for incorporeality

incorporeal

adj.

1530s, with -al (1) and Latin incorporeus "without body," from in- "not" (see in- (1)) + corpus (genitive corporis) "body" (see corporal).

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