Definition of Territory

1. Noun. A region marked off for administrative or other purposes.




2. Noun. An area of knowledge or interest. "His questions covered a lot of territory"
Generic synonyms: Area

3. Noun. The geographical area under the jurisdiction of a sovereign state. "American troops were stationed on Japanese soil"
Exact synonyms: Soil
Generic synonyms: Geographic Area, Geographic Region, Geographical Area, Geographical Region
Derivative terms: Territorial

Definition of Territory

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

Definition of Territory

1. Noun. A large extent or tract of land; a region; a country; a district. ¹

2. Noun. 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. ¹

3. Noun. (zoology) An area that an animal of a particular species consistently defends against its conspecifics. ¹

4. Noun. ¹

5. Noun. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Territory

1. [n -RIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Territory

territorialisms
territorialist
territorialists
territorialities
territoriality
territorialization
territorializations
territorialize
territorialized
territorializes
territorializing
territorially
territorials
territoried
territories
territory (current term)
territs
terroir
terroirist
terroirists
terroirs
terror
terror-stricken
terror-struck
terror bird
terrorchid
terrorchids
terrorcore
terrorisation
terrorise

Literary usage of Territory

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1. The Constitution of the United States of America: With an Alphabetical by William Hickey, United States (1853)
"territory OF UTAH. Formed out of part of the territory ceded to the, United States by the Mexican Republic by Treaty, concluded at ..."

2. The Constitution of the United States of America: With an Alphabetical by William Hickey, United States (1854)
"territory OF UTAH. Formed out of part of the territory ceded to the United ... A Bill (HR 444) « to establish the territory of Nebraska," was introduced on ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"The present stipulations will not effect the existing nationality of the inhabitants of the territory of the Sarre Basin. No hindrance shall be placed in ..."

4. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting (1905)
"So when Congress two years ago gave me $25000, with instructions to suppress the liquor traffic, and to spend $15000 of the money in the Indian territory ..."

5. The Constitution of the United States of America: With an Alphabetical by William L. Hickey, United States (1847)
"The boundaries of this territory have been determined by the following treaties with foreign powers, viz.: 1. Treaty with France ceding Louisiana to the ..."

6. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"The next addition to the territory of the United States, and that which is usually known as the second, was the purchase of Florida from Spain, in 1819. ..."

7. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"But there are within this territory innumerable Albanian settlements in the west, ... On the other hand, much of the Bulgarian territory in Macedonia is ..."

8. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"When next the Paulista army, eight hundred strong, entered the mission territory in 1641, a body of Christian Guaraní armed with guns and led by their own ..."

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