Definitions for territorialˌtɛr ɪˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ter•ri•to•ri•alˌtɛr ɪˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-(adj.)

  1. of or pertaining to territory or land.

  2. of or pertaining to a particular territory or district.

  3. (of an animal) characterized by territoriality.

    Category: Animal Behavior

  4. (usu. cap.) of or pertaining to a U.S. Territory.

    Category: Government

  5. (often cap.) organized for home defense:

    the British Territorial Army.

    Category: Military

  6. (n.)(often cap.) a soldier in a territorial army.

    Category: Military

Origin of territorial:

1615–25; < LL


Princeton's WordNet

  1. territorial(noun)

    nonprofessional soldier member of a territorial military unit

  2. territorial, territorial reserve(adj)

    a territorial military unit

  3. territorial(adj)

    of or relating to a territory

    "the territorial government of the Virgin Islands"; "territorial claims made by a country"

  4. territorial(adj)

    displaying territoriality; defending a territory from intruders

    "territorial behavior"; "strongly territorial birds"

  5. territorial(adj)

    belonging to the territory of any state or ruler

    "territorial rights"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. territorial(adjective)ˌtɛr ɪˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-

    relating to a territory

    territorial disputes

  2. territorialˌtɛr ɪˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-

    (of an animal) fierce in defending the area it lives in

    Cats are territorial.


  1. territorial(Noun)

    a non-professional member of a Territorial Army

  2. territorial(Adjective)

    Of, relating to, or restricted to a specific geographic area, or territory

  3. territorial(Adjective)

    Organized for home defence - such as the Territorial Army.

  4. territorial(Adjective)

    Displaying territoriality.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Territorial(adj)

    of or pertaining to territory or land; as, territorial limits; territorial jurisdiction

  2. Territorial(adj)

    limited to a certain district; as, right may be personal or territorial

  3. Territorial(adj)

    of or pertaining to all or any of the Territories of the United States, or to any district similarly organized elsewhere; as, Territorial governments

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'territorial' in Adjectives Frequency: #912

Translations for territorial

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


of or belonging to (especially national) territory

territorial rights/claims.

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