Definition of Territoriality

1. Noun. The behavior of a male animal that defines and defends its territory.

Generic synonyms: Behavior, Behaviour
Derivative terms: Territorial

Definition of Territoriality

1. Noun. The fact or legal status of being a territory. ¹

2. Noun. (zoology) The pattern of behaviour in animals that defines and defends a territory. ¹

3. Noun. A pattern of human behaviour characterised by defence of a particular territory or area of interest. ¹

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Definition of Territoriality

1. [n -TIES]

Medical Definition of Territoriality

1. Behaviour in defense of an area against another individual or individuals primarily of the same species. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Territoriality

territorial division
territorial dominion
territorial matrices
territorial matrix
territorial reserve
territorial water
territorial waters
territoriality (current term)

Literary usage of Territoriality

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1. The diplomatic protection of citizens abroad or the law of international claims by Edwin Montefiore Borchard (1915)
"Growth of territoriality of Law. The territoriality of law, an accepted phenomenon of modern tunes, was a matter of slow development. ..."

2. The Diplomatic Protection of Citizens Abroad: Or, The Law of International by Edwin Montefiore Borchard (1915)
"Growth of territoriality of Law. The territoriality of law, an accepted phenomenon of modern times, was a matter of slow development. ..."

3. American Marten, Fisher, Lynx, and Wolverine: Survey Methods for Their Detection by William J. Zielinski, Thomas E. Kucera (1998)
"territoriality In most populations studied, including populations in California and Montana, fishers appear to exhibit intrasexual territoriality: home ..."

4. Christianity and the Nations by Robert E. Speer (1910)
"This identification consists in the extension of the rights of extra-territoriality to missionaries. A writer in the Fortnightly Review has taken up the ..."

5. A Treatise on International Public Law by Hannis Taylor (1901)
"territoriality of crime disputed by many nations.—Despite the general rule "that the criminal jurisdiction of a nation is limited to its own dominions and ..."

6. International Law: Private and Criminal by Ludwig von Bar, George Robertson Gillespie (1883)
"... in which a person entitled to plead extra-territoriality happens to be, cease to have any effect in questions with him. The forms of judicial procedure ..."

7. Political Science and Comparative Constitutional Law by John William Burgess (1890)
"... Federal Council the extra-territoriality of foreign ministers when in attendance upon the sessions of that body and makes it obligatory upon the Emperor ..."

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