What does territory mean?

Definitions for territory
ˈtɛr ɪˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr iter·ri·to·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. district, territory, territorial dominion, dominionnoun

    a region marked off for administrative or other purposes

  2. territorynoun

    an area of knowledge or interest

    "his questions covered a lot of territory"

  3. territory, soilnoun

    the geographical area under the jurisdiction of a sovereign state

    "American troops were stationed on Japanese soil"

Wiktionary

  1. territorynoun

    A large extent or tract of land; a region; a country; a district.

  2. territorynoun

    A geographic area under control of a single governing entity such as state or municipality; an area whose borders are determined by the scope of political power rather than solely by natural features such as rivers and ridges.

  3. territorynoun

    An area that an animal of a particular species consistently defends against its conspecifics.

  4. Etymology: territorium, from terra the earth

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Territorynoun

    Land; country; dominion; district.

    Etymology: territorium, law Latin; territoire, Fr.

    Linger not in my territories longer than swiftest expedition will give thee time to leave our royal court. William Shakespeare.

    They erected a house within their own territory, half way between their fort and the town. John Hayward.

    He saw wide territory spread
    Before him, towns, and rural works between. John Milton.

    Ne’er did the Turk invade our territory,
    But fame and terror doubl’d still their files. John Denham.

    Arts and sciences took their rise, and flourished only in those small territories where the people were free. Jonathan Swift.

Wikipedia

  1. Territory

    A territory is an administrative division, usually an area that is under the jurisdiction of a sovereign state. In most countries, a territory is an organized division of an area that is controlled by a country but is not formally developed into, or incorporated into, a political unit of the country that is of equal status to other political units that may often be referred to by words such as "provinces" or "regions" or "states". In international politics, a territory is usually either the total area from which a state may extract power resources or any non-sovereign geographic area which has come under the authority of another government; which has not been granted the powers of self-government normally devolved to secondary territorial divisions; or both.

ChatGPT

  1. territory

    A territory is a specific geographic area, often under the jurisdiction of a particular government, country or state, marked by boundaries or borders. It can also refer to an area of land, sea or sky inhabited or controlled by a particular group, country, or person. In animal behavior, territory refers to the area that an animal or group of animals defends against others of the same species.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Territorynoun

    a large extent or tract of land; a region; a country; a district

  2. Territorynoun

    the extent of land belonging to, or under the dominion of, a prince, state, or other form of government; often, a tract of land lying at a distance from the parent country or from the seat of government; as, the territory of a State; the territories of the East India Company

  3. Territorynoun

    in the United States, a portion of the country not included within the limits of any State, and not yet admitted as a State into the Union, but organized with a separate legislature, under a Territorial governor and other officers appointed by the President and Senate of the United States. In Canada, a similarly organized portion of the country not yet formed into a Province

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Territory

    ter′i-tō-ri, n. the extent of land around or belonging to a city or state: domain: (U.S.) a portion of the country not yet admitted as a State into the Union, and still under a provisional government.—adj. Territō′rial, pertaining to territory: limited to a district.—v.t. Territō′rialise, to enlarge by addition of territory: to reduce to the state of a territory.—ns. Territō′rialism, a theory of church government according to which the ruler of a country has the natural right to rule also over the ecclesiastical affairs of his people; Territorial′ity, the possession of territory.—adv. Territō′rially.—adj. Terr′itoried, possessed of territory. [L. territoriumterra, the earth.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. territory

    The protection of neutral territory operates to the restitution of enemy's property captured within its limits. Since the introduction of fire-arms that distance has usually been recognized to be almost three English miles.

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'territory' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3131

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'territory' in Nouns Frequency: #1010

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of territory in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of territory in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of territory in a Sentence

  1. Paton Walsh:

    It was always within their territory because they'd encircled it, (the separatists contended), although that's not the way the West or Kiev perceived it.

  2. Yohanan Plesner:

    . ( AP Photo/Oded Balilty) With seeming boundless energy, the 70-year-old Netanyahu has taken to the airwaves and hit the campaign trail, presenting himself to adoring audiences as a global statesman uniquely qualified to lead the country through its many complicated challenges. In recent weeks, he jetted from the White House to Moscow to bring home a young Israeli woman jailed there on drug charges, and flew to Uganda for a meeting with a leader of Sudan, a longtime enemy country. We have turned Israel into a world power, a leader in cyber technology, natural gas, water, agriculture, technology, intelligence, Netanyahu boasted at a recent campaign stop. He claims credit for a strong economy and boasts of his close relationships with world leaders, first and foremost President Donald Trump, while deriding opponent Benny Gantz as a lightweight. In a message that has drawn accusations of racism, he also accuses Gantz of plotting with Arab lawmakers to oust him. In recent days, Netanyahu and his Netanyahus Likud surrogates spread unfounded allegations claiming his opponent is corrupt, unstable and susceptible to blackmail by Iran. Benny Gantz, CITES TWO ADVISERS WHO LIKENED President Donald Trump TO HITLER Being prime minister of Israel is a complicated thing, full of pressures 24 hours a day, Netanyahu added. I dont think Benny Gantz can handle it. Benny Gantz, a former military chief of staff, has focused Benny Gantz campaign on Netanyahus character, saying a man accused of serious crimes is unfit to lead. Benny Gantz has painted Netanyahu as an out-of-touch egomaniac obsessed with remaining in power and escaping justice, while portraying Benny Gantz as a moderate alternative to the polarizing prime minister. Netanyahu, look me in the eye. Because of your obsession with evading trial, youre lying, attacking, dividing, mudslinging, spreading malicious rumors and inciting. Netanyahu, youre poisoning Israel, Gantz said last week. Netanyahu, youve lost it, and youre unworthy of being prime minister for even a single day longer. Weekend polls, the last to be published before the vote, showed Gantzs Blue and White and Netanyahus Likud party in a tight race, though Gantzs party has shown some small signs of slippage over the past week. Even so, the polls forecast both parties and their smaller partners will again fall short of securing the 61-seat majority in parliament required to form a government. The easiest way out of the deadlock would be a unity government between the two parties, which together are expected to control a solid majority in the 120-seat parliament. But Benny Gantz says Benny Gantz will only form a partnership with Netanyahus Likud if Netanyahu steps down. Netanyahu says he must remain prime minister in any unity deal. The deadlock raised the possibility of a fourth election in quick succession. Turnout of key voting groups could end up deciding the race. Weather may play a role, along with fears of the new corona virus which so far has been kept largely in check. Israel set up some 15 stations to allow voting by the hundreds of Israelis who are in home-quarantine after possible exposure to the virus. The biggest obstacle may be voter fatigue. People are fed up. They think were doomed to another gridlock, so whats the point of voting ? said Guy Ben-Porat, chairman of the department of politics and government at Israels Ben-Gurion University. I think this is the decisive factor in turnout, but I cant tell on which side it will work more. Netanyahu has been charged with fraud, breach of trust and accepting bribes in a series of scandals in which he is accused of accepting lavish gifts from wealthy friends or exchanging favors with powerful media moguls. With his trial set to start March 17, he is desperate to remain in office. As prime minister, Netanyahu can use his position to rally public support and lash out at what he claims is a vast conspiracy by police, overzealous prosecutors and a hostile media to oust him. Israeli law allows a prime minister to remain in office even if charged with a crime, while requiring other public officials to resign once indicted. While another stalemate seems to be likely, the election could still deliver surprises. Late last week, the Justice Ministry said it would open an investigation into possible financial wrongdoing by a start-up security firm that Benny Gantz chaired after leaving the military. The late-hour announcement was blasted by Gantzs supporters as politically motivated, but its not clear if its had an impact on voters. The firm, which later went out of business, is believed to have won a lucrative police contract without going through a bidding process. Benny Gantz was not named as a suspect. If Netanyahu and his allies can somehow muster a majority, it would give him a new lifeline along with hopes of passing legislation to protect him from prosecution. Gantzs road to victory is even trickier. Cobbling together a coalition would likely rely on outside support from Arab-majority parties a politically unpopular choice that Benny Gantz has ruled out. It also would likely require the support of Avigdor Lieberman, a former Netanyahu ally. Avigdor Lieberman, a wily political operator who has long caused headaches for Netanyahu, has refused to commit to either candidate. But Avigdor Lieberman also has said Avigdor Lieberman will not allow a fourth consecutive election, raising speculation Avigdor Lieberman will ultimately side with Benny Gantz. Yohanan Plesner, president of the Israel Democracy Institute, Israel Democracy Institute, said that if the polls are accurate, the country could face many more months of gridlock unless someone compromises. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP Its uncharted territory.

  3. Liz Ann Sonders:

    We are seeing sentiment through last week in extreme speculative frothy euphoric optimistic territory, sometimes it doesn’t need a catalyst before it begins to fall on its own weight.

  4. Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk:

    First and foremost: to comply with the Minsk agreements, the Russian bandits must clear out of the territory of Ukraine and give the possibility to Ukraine of carrying out honest and transparent elections in line with international standards.

  5. Russian President Vladimir Putin:

    We have received additional data which confirm that Islamic State oil ... enters the territory of Turkey, the decision to shoot down the plane was dictated specifically by a desire to defend supplies.

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