from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Lacking material form or substance. See Synonyms at immaterial.
- adj. Law Of or relating to property or an asset that does not have value in material form, as a right or patent.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Having no material form or physical substance.
- adj. Relating to an asset that does not have a material form; such as a patent.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Not corporeal; not having a material body or form; not consisting of matter; immaterial.
- adj. Existing only in contemplation of law; not capable of actual visible seizin or possession; not being an object of sense; intangible; -- opposed to
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not corporeal; not consisting of matter, or not having a material body; immaterial.
- In law, existing in contemplation of law, and enjoyable as a right (as distinguished from that which has tangible form), as a franchise, or a right of way.
- n. An incorporeal thing; an immaterial being.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. without material form or substance
Middle English incorporealle, from Latin incorporeus : in-, not; see in-1 + corporeus, consisting of a body; see corporeal.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)