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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. territorialnoun

    nonprofessional soldier member of a territorial military unit

  2. territorial, territorial reserveadjective

    a territorial military unit

  3. territorialadjective

    of or relating to a territory

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

  4. territorialadjective

    displaying territoriality; defending a territory from intruders

    "territorial behavior"; "strongly territorial birds"

  5. territorialadjective

    belonging to the territory of any state or ruler

    "territorial rights"


  1. territorialnoun

    a non-professional member of a Territorial Army

  2. territorialadjective

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

  3. territorialadjective

    Organized for home defence - such as the Territorial Army.

  4. territorialadjective

    Displaying territoriality.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Territorialadjective

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

  2. Territorialadjective

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

  3. Territorialadjective

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

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  1. Adjectives Frequency

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

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  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. Harsh Mander:

    This is going to only deepen the alienation a great deal more. They( the government) can have a territorial control of the land, they can change the demography but the Kashmiri people themselves, their sense of alienation is only going to deepen further.

  2. Geir Pedersen:

    The Security Council is very clear that the Golan is Syrian territory, and the first aspect of( Resolution) 2254 is of course the territorial integrity of Syria.

  3. Volodymyr Solohub:

    For us journalists, it’s a major red flag because you know that a professional like Pierre, he’s been through various conflicts, he knows all dos and don’ts, he was clearly wearing a [press] vest and a helmet, he was clearly in a van or a vehicle identifiable as press, but still, they were shot at, so obviously you freak out, yesterday, I was offered, there was a chance for me to join here in Kyiv, a group of territorial defense guys in the evening, post-curfew, to go with them on a patrol and I didn’t want to do that because … I didn’t think the risk was worth the story.

  4. Chinese President:

    People should not underestimate Chinese people's determination to defend national sovereignty and territorial integrity. The task of complete reunification of China must be achieved, and it will definitely be achieved.

  5. Antony Blinken:

    There is no change. There will be no change, we make clear that there are core principles that we are committed to uphold and defend, including Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity, and the right of states to choose their own security arrangements and alliances.

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