district, territory, territorial dominion, dominion(noun)
a region marked off for administrative or other purposes
an area of knowledge or interest
"his questions covered a lot of territory"
the geographical area under the jurisdiction of a sovereign state
"American troops were stationed on Japanese soil"
A large extent or tract of land; a region; a country; a district.
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.
An area that an animal of a particular species consistently defends against its conspecifics.
Origin: territorium, from terra the earth
a large extent or tract of land; a region; a country; a district
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
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
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. territorium—terra, the earth.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'territory' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3131
Rank popularity for the word 'territory' in Nouns Frequency: #1010
The numerical value of territory in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of territory in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
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- territoriCatalan, Valencian
- قلمرو, سرزمينPersian
- alue, territorio, reviiriFinnish
- tìr, dùthaich, talamhScottish Gaelic
- 준주, 영토Korean
- Territorium, TerritoireLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- grondgebied, territoriumDutch
- terytorium, rewirPolish
- territorium, revirSwedish
- wilaya, eneoSwahili
- lãnh thổVietnamese
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