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Definitions for territory
ˈtɛr ɪˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr iter·ri·to·ry
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district, territory, territorial dominion, dominionnoun
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.
Etymology: territorium, from terra the earth
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
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.
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.
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.]
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
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.
British National Corpus
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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
Examples of territory in a Sentence
They want to make this as hard and long a slog as possible for the Russians, that's how they have pursued this war ; they have fought the Russians for every inch of territory, and when it becomes a tactical mistake to keep fighting they withdraw, but not precipitously.
Snake Island, like the rest of our territory, is Ukrainian land, and we will defend Snake Island with all our might.
North Korea remains an extraordinary threat and requires continued vigilance, we acknowledge that North Korea has neared a point where North Korea could credibly strike regional allies, United States territory and our forward-deployed forces.
The president has said our maritime sector is in a state of emergency...so we need a new, bold approach and that's why he's declared a war on illegal fishing, We are trying to send a clear message to our neighbors like Malaysia and China, which operate illegal ships in our territory, that this is not a normal situation for us.
From a technical perspective, a lot of (Asian) currencies started to get into oversold territory, the next phase for FX markets is who’s next.
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Translations for territory
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- territoriCatalan, Valencian
- قلمرو, سرزمينPersian
- alue, reviiri, territorioFinnish
- tìr, dùthaich, talamhScottish Gaelic
- 領土, 地域Japanese
- 준주, 영토Korean
- Territorium, TerritoireLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- grondgebied, territoriumDutch
- terytorium, rewirPolish
- revir, territoriumSwedish
- eneo, wilayaSwahili
- lãnh thổVietnamese
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