Definition of Territorial

1. Noun. Nonprofessional soldier member of a territorial military unit.

Category relationships: Armed Forces, Armed Services, Military, Military Machine, War Machine
Group relationships: Home Reserve, National Guard, Territorial Army
Generic synonyms: Soldier

2. Adjective. Of or relating to a territory. "Territorial claims made by a country"
Derivative terms: Territory, Territory
Partainyms: Territory

3. Noun. A territorial military unit.
Exact synonyms: Territorial Reserve
Category relationships: Armed Forces, Armed Services, Military, Military Machine, War Machine
Generic synonyms: Guard
Group relationships: Militia, Reserves
Specialized synonyms: Home Reserve, National Guard, Territorial Army

4. Adjective. Displaying territoriality; defending a territory from intruders. "Strongly territorial birds"
Category relationships: Biological Science, Biology
Antonyms: Nonterritorial
Derivative terms: Territoriality

5. Adjective. Belonging to the territory of any state or ruler. "Territorial rights"

Definition of Territorial

1. a. Of or pertaining to territory or land; as, territorial limits; territorial jurisdiction.

Definition of Territorial

1. Adjective. Of, relating to, or restricted to a specific geographic area, or territory ¹

2. Adjective. (often capitalized) Organized for home defence - such as the Territorial Army. ¹

3. Adjective. (biology) Displaying territoriality. ¹

4. Noun. a non-professional member of a Territorial Army ¹

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Definition of Territorial

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Territorial

territorial division
territorial dominion
territorial matrices
territorial matrix
territorial reserve
territorial water
territorial waters

Literary usage of Territorial

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. International Law: A Treatise by Lassa Oppenheim (1912)
"Territorial § 174. The space of the territorial atmosphere is no more a special part of territory than the territorial subsoil, but it is of the greatest ..."

2. International Law: A Treatise by Lassa Oppenheim (1905)
"And the United States claim the Chesapeake and Delaware Bays, as well as other inlets of the same character, as territorial,1 although many European writers ..."

3. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1912)
"These descents were cast under the territorial act of 1818, which altered the rule ... See Territorial Code of Michigan of 1827, p. 64; and do. of 1833, p. ..."

4. International Law: A Treatise by Lassa Oppenheim (1920)
"The distinction is apparent and useful, although internal independence is nothing else than sovereignty comprising territorial supremacy, but viewed from a ..."

5. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1885)
"That the purchase, or acceptance of the cession, of territorial rights by privato persons does not constitute, or necessarily involve, annexation by the ..."

6. The History of Political Parties in the Province of New York, 1760-1776 by Carl Lotus Becker (1909)
"BULLETIN OP THE UNIVERSITY OP WISCONSIN CHAPTER II Territorial FINANCES—1854-1861 The seven years of Kansas' territorial life were a period of storm and ..."

7. The Cambridge Modern History by Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1907)
"In such circumstances Charles was perhaps justified in preferring, like the rest, the extension of his own territorial power to every other object. ..."

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