incorporeal

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in- +‎ corporeal

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  • IPA(key): /ɪŋkɔː(ɹ)ˈpɔːɹiəl/
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incorporeal (comparative more incorporeal, superlative most incorporeal)

  1. Having no material form or physical substance.
    • 1667, John Milton, “Book 1”, in Paradise Lost. A Poem Written in Ten Books, London: Printed [by Samuel Simmons], and are to be sold by Peter Parker [] [a]nd by Robert Boulter [] [a]nd Matthias Walker, [], OCLC 228722708; republished as Paradise Lost in Ten Books: The Text Exactly Reproduced from the First Edition of 1667: [], London: Basil Montagu Pickering [], 1873, OCLC 230729554:
      Thus incorporeal spirits to smaller forms / Reduced their shapes immense.
    • (Can we date this quote by Bentley and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      Sense and perception must necessarily proceed from some incorporeal substance within us.
  2. (law) Relating to an asset that does not have a material form; such as a patent.

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