1. An in rem proprietary right that is not classified as corporeal property. * Incorporeal property is traditionally broken down into two classes:
(1) jura in re aliena (encumbrances), whether over material or immaterial things, examples being leases, mortgages and servitudes; and
(2) jura in re propria (full ownership) over immaterial things such as a patent, copyright, or trademark.
2. A legal right in property having no physical existence. * Patent rights, for example, are incorporeal property. — aka incorporeal chattel; incorporeal thing. 
1. Property that has no corporeal tangible substance. Transcontinental Oil Co. v Emmerson, 298 Ill 394, 131 NE 645, 16 ALR 507.
Intangibles without the substance of a body, but sometimes issuing out of corporeal property, which the law gives effect to as property by attaching to them certain sanctions enforceable in the courts. Curry v McCanless, 307 US 357, 83 L Ed 1339, 59 5 Ct 900, 123 ALR 162.
See chose in action; intangible; intangible property. 
1. A property interest in a legal right.
See incorporeal right. 
1. A right that has no tangible substance. EXAMPLE: the right to sue (i.e. a cause of action).
See intangible property. Also see chose in action. 
cause of action – a group of operative facts which give rise to one or more bases for suing.
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: Ballantine’s Law Dictionary with Pronunciations Third Edition by James A. Ballantine (James Arthur 1871-1949). Edited by William S. Anderson. © 1969 by THE LAWYER’S CO-OPERATIVE PUBLISHING COMPANY. Library of Congress Catalog Card No. 68-30931
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