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Possessing a physical nature; having an objective, tangible existence; being capable of perception by touch and sight.

Under Common Law, corporeal hereditaments are physical objects encompassed in land, including the land itself and any tangible object on it, that can be inherited.

Corporeal is the opposite of incorporeal, that which exists but is incapable of physical manifestation, as in the right to bring a lawsuit.


adjective actual, appreciable, bodily, bona fide, certain, concrete, corporal, definite, embodied, existent, firm, fleshly, having substance, in existence, incarnate, material, palpable, physical, real, solid, substantial, substantive, tangible, temporal, unspiritual
Associated concepts: corporeal hereditaments
Foreign phrases: Haereditas, alia corporalis, alia incorpooalis; corporalis est, quae tangi potest et videri; incorpooalis quae tangi non potest nec videri.An inheritance is either corporeal or incorporeal; corporeal is that which can be touched and seen; incorporeal, that which can neither be touched nor seen.
See also: bodily, corporal, material, mundane, objective, physical, tangible


having a physical body, tangible.
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Part III continues the exploration of the ways in which corporeal and state visibility intersect, describing how ideas about the corporeally visible function to validate regimes that produce state visibility.
Moving chronologically forward from her childhood in Beamsville, Ontario, we find that as a youth, Arsenault identified with the feminine and the beautiful and wanted to make this image corporeally "real" on herself--inspired by such things as Barbie dolls and Zeller's store mannequins.
Beauvoir writes, "ecstasy mimics corporeally that abolition of the ego; the subject neither sees nor feels any longer, the body is forgotten, denied" (675).
The potent political content already inscribed in the friction of selves, which is played out corporeally, is enhanced with the tension that results from the addition of verbal language.
The present research project is additionally beginning to clarify how bringing awareness to what is felt corporeally and intercorporeally can shift it: by undergoing the affective event in lucid awareness, retrieving it from anonymity and becoming more open to it as well as more available for being moved by it, I am, quite precisely, affected by its motivational force more fully--a tightness (or a situation) eases, breath (or interkinaesthetic partnering) flows more freely, and so on, because such release is quite precisely called for by the restriction in question, and we are now allowing matters to move on.
The Cause is, for the Sense of Hearing striketh the Spirits more immediately than the other Senses and more corporeally than Smelling: for the Sight, Taste, and Feeling, have their Organs, not of so present and immediate Access to the Spirites, as the hearing hath .
Slaughter and ghettoisation when we finally come to count are real issues with corporeally devastating actual effects resistant to signification, yet ironically they can be lamented and resisted only when the sexual other is signified.
Many of the essays included here address this difference and, generally speaking, the authors argue that there is ultimately no clear line between tourism and pilgrimage, that both are born from a desire to travel, to head into an unknown, foreign place where one might experience new sights and sounds and tastes and smells, and ultimately to be corporeally inspired by some transcendent locale.
Or, if for any reason thought to be corporeally incapacitated for that, yet such an one would seem superlatively competent to cheer and howl on his underlings to the attack.
Apropos of the discourse of Island style, we could say that this perceived manner of play may be corporeally taken up as a distinctive marker of racial, national, or regional culture and in doing so this particular bodily aesthetic may again be read as "an index of creativity and resistance, collective and individual.
It is this third form that is "Dead and divine and brother of all" (LG, 307), and yet the syntax of this final line suggests that all three forms (now "divine" in spirit, yet linked corporeally in the brotherhood of death), have the same transcendent identity.
The design of T_Visionarium engages with Hansen's idea, and echoes his claim that "by placing the embodied viewer-participant into a circuit with information, the installations and environments they create function as laboratories for the conversion of information into corporeally apprehensible images" (11).