Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    Intangible; without substance, as a right.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    Without body; not of material nature; the opposite of "corporeal," (q. v.)
    —Incorporeal chattels. A class of incorporeal rights growing out of or incident to things personal; such as patent-rights and copyrights. 2 Steph. Comm. 72. See Boreel v. New York, 2 Sandf. (N. Y.) 559.
    —Incorporeal hereditaments. See Hereditaments.
    —Incorporeal property. In the civil law. That which consists in legal right merely. The same as choses in action at common law.
    —Incorporeal things. In the civil law. Things which can neither be seen nor touched, such as consist in rights only, such as the mind alone can perceive. Inst. 2, 2; Civ. Code La. 1900, art. 460; Sullivan v. Richardson, 33 Fla. 1, 14 South. 692.