Jus Incorporale Law and Legal Definition

Jus incorporale means an incorporeal right. The legal right arising from intangible property is incorporeal right. In civil law, rights are divided into corporeal and incorporeal. A corporeal right can be seen and handled. A house, land, and horse are corporeal property. Corporeal things have a body, whether animate or inanimate. They can be felt or touched. On the other hand, incorporeal things have no body. They are comprehended by the understanding, such as the rights of inheritance, servitudes and obligations. Incorporeal property has no material or physical component. Intellectual property rights such as copy rights and patents are incorporeal rights.