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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.

    Etymology: territorium, from terra the earth

  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.

    Etymology: territorium, from terra the earth

  3. territorynoun

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

    Etymology: territorium, from terra the earth

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.

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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    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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  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. Carlos Holmes Trujillo:

    This regime protects them: it has opened its doors to them. This regime facilitates their actions from its territory.

  2. Vytenis Andriukaitis:

    The agreement meets member states' consistent calls since 2009 to have the final say on whether or not GMOs can be cultivated on their territory.

  3. The Interior Ministry:

    The territory has been completely surrounded, the operation to apprehend and neutralize the criminals is under way.

  4. Jennifer Pizer:

    [W]e are witness yet again to the unrelenting anti-LGBTQ crusade being waged by self-described Christian fundamentalist legal groups aiming to chip away at the hard-won gains of LGBTQ people by carving out swaths of territory where discrimination can flourish, the constitutional protections for religious freedom and free speech were never intended as weapons of discrimination for those doing business with the general public.

  5. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu:

    Israel is constantly working to prevent the transfer of advanced and deadly weaponry from Syrian territory to Hezbollah, israel is taking action and, when it does so, it is important for everyone -- including Russia -- to know that we are taking action.

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