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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Incorporeal \In`cor*po"re*al\, a. [Pref. in- not + corporeal: cf. L. incorporeus. Cf. Incorporal.] [1913 Webster] 1. Not corporeal; not having a material body or form; not consisting of matter; immaterial. [1913 Webster] Thus incorporeal spirits to smaller forms Reduced their shapes immense. --Milton. [1913 Webster] Sense and perception must necessarily proceed from some incorporeal substance within us. --Bentley. [1913 Webster] 2. (Law) Existing only in contemplation of law; not capable of actual visible seizin or possession; not being an object of sense; intangible; -- opposed to corporeal. [1913 Webster] Incorporeal hereditament. See under Hereditament. Syn: Immaterial; unsubstantial; bodiless; spiritual. [1913 Webster]
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

INCORPOREAL HEREDITAMENT, title, estates. A right issuing out of, or annexed unto a thing corporeal. 2. Their existence is merely in idea and abstracted contemplation, though their effects and profits may be frequently the objects of our bodily senses. Co Litt. 9 a; Poth. Traite des Choses, Sec. 2. According to Sir William Blackstone, there are ten kinds of incorporeal hereditaments; namely, 1. Advowsons. 2. Tithes. 3. Commons. 4. Ways. 5. Offices. 6. Dignities. 7. Franchises. 8. Corodies. 9. Annuities. 10. Rents. 2 Bl. Com. 20. 3. But, in the United States, there, are no advowsons, tithes, dignities, nor corodies. The other's have no necessary connexion with real estate, and are not hereditary, and, with the exception of annuities, in some cases, cannot be transferred, and do not descend.