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Definitions for territorial
ˌtɛr ɪˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-ter·ri·to·ri·al

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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"

Wiktionary

  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

How to pronounce territorial?

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How to say territorial in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of territorial in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of territorial in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of territorial in a Sentence

  1. Oxford University:

    Each removal of a male lion by hunters on the borders of the park created a 'territorial vacuum' which drew males from further inside the protected area into boundary areas, where they too became vulnerable to hunters.

  2. Angela Merkel:

    We have had to witness a shifting of borders in Europe, the annexation of Crimea and the questioning of territorial integrity – a core part of Europe's post-war model. The apparent right of whoever is strongest trumped the strength of law, russia has breached and is still breaching international law...neighboring states are suddenly no longer partner countries but spheres of influence.

  3. State John Kerry:

    We would consider an ADIZ...over portions of the South China Sea as a provocative and destabilizing act which would automatically raise tensions and call into serious question China's commitment to diplomatically manage the territorial disputes of the South China Sea, so we urge China not to move unilaterally in ways that are provocative.

  4. Richard Wilkinson:

    They seem to want to enforce American sanctions in British territorial waters. Good luck with that.

  5. Greg Poling:

    So if Beijing objects by saying to the U.S. you're in our territorial sea, then the U.S. can respond by saying there's no such thing as a territorial sea for an artificial island.

Images & Illustrations of territorial

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