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CORPOREAL [1 record]

Record 1 1992-06-25


Subject field(s)
  • Property Law (common law)

A term descriptive of such things as have an objective, material existence. (Black's, 5th ed. 1979, p. 310)


It has been pointed out that the distinction between corporeal and incorporeal hereditaments is meaningless and confusing in that, in law, a property interest is only a right of ownership which, as a right, is incorporeal never corporeal, although the object of the right, is incorporeal never corporeal, although the object of the right may be either corporeal or incorporeal. (Anger & Honsberger, 2nd ed. 1985, pp. 10-11)


  • Droit des biens et de la propriété (common law)

Extrait du vocabulaire bilingue de la Common law - Droit des biens - (Terminologie française normalisée dans le cadre du Programme national de l'administration de la justice dans les deux langues officielles).


A distinguer de : corporal.


Antonyme : incorporeal.


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