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Noun
/ˈterəˌtôrē/,
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territories, plural;
  1. An area of land under the jurisdiction of a ruler or state
    • - the government was prepared to give up the nuclear weapons on its territory
    • - sorties into enemy territory
  2. An area defended by an animal or group of animals against others of the same sex or species

  3. An area defended by a team or player in a game or sport

  4. An area in which one has certain rights or for which one has responsibility with regard to a particular type of activity
    • - a sales rep for a large territory
  5. An area of knowledge, activity, or experience
    • - the contentious territory of clinical standards
    • - the way she felt now—she was in unknown territory
  6. Land with a specified characteristic
    • - woodland territory
  7. (esp. in the US, Canada, or Australia) An organized division of a country that is not yet admitted to the full rights of a state


  1. district: a region marked off for administrative or other purposes
  2. an area of knowledge or interest; "his questions covered a lot of territory"
  3. the geographical area under the jurisdiction of a sovereign state; "American troops were stationed on Japanese soil"
  4. (territorial) of or relating to a territory; "the territorial government of the Virgin Islands"; "territorial claims made by a country"
  5. Territory is the third full-length studio album by Canadian indie rock band Two Hours Traffic, and the follow-up to their Polaris Prize-nominated Little Jabs. It was released on September 8, 2009 on Bumstead Records. The album was produced by Joel Plaskett. ...
  6. In ethology the term territory refers to any sociographical area that an animal of a particular species consistently defends against conspecifics (and, occasionally, animals of other species). Animals that defend territories in this way are referred to as territorial.
  7. The provinces and territories of Canada combine to make up the world's second-largest country by area. There are ten provinces and three territories. ...
  8. In international politics, a territory is a 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.
  9. Territoriality is a term associated with nonverbal communication that refers to how people use space to communicate ownership/occupancy of areas and possessions . The anthropological concept branches from the observations of animal ownership behaviors. ...
  10. Territory is a fantasy novel by Emma Bull, published in 2007. It placed 4th in the 2008 Locus Poll Award for Best Fantasy Novel.
  11. 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 ...
  12. (Territorial) To defend a defined area from intruders.  Territories are usually established and defended by the males of a given species.
  13. (Territorial) recognition of indigenous lands as habitats or spaces for cultural continuity. Collective titling of lands should be made inalienable, imprescriptible and not subject to embargo; rights to timely, informed consultation; distinction between renewable and non-renewable resources with ...
  14. (Territories) Area throughout which the Dane-zaa have traditionally hunted and gathered; Dane-zaa territory covers a large part of what is now north-eastern BC and north-western Alberta.
  15. (Territories) Commonwealth countries associated with the US such as Puerto Rico or unincorporated territories of the US such as Guam, who issue municipal debt.
  16. (Territories) Letter to Ha'aretz newspaper on the Territories and International Law: Read More
  17. (Territories) Parts of the United States that have their own, separate governing bodies and are not included within any of the 50 states.
  18. (Territories) The politically neutral term for describing the areas Israel captured in the 1967 Six Day War. The terms "Judea" and "Samaria" have taken on a right-wing connotation in Israeli political discourse, as they are the biblical names to the area. ...
  19. (Territories) introduces new mechanical advantages and describes how werewolves use the world around them. Similar to the vampire supplement Damnation City, Territories places the emphasis of a forsaken chronicle on the pack lifestyle and the benefits as well as responsibilities it entails.
  20. Territories are geographic locations that insurance companies use in classifying insurance rates. The location in which a policyholder lives and drives has a significant impact on their auto insurance rates. ...
  21. Underwriting element of an insurance premium relative to a specific geographical area.
  22. the geographical area of responsibility of a sales person or a team or a sales organization.
  23. A piece of land in Canada that is not a province. In the past, a territory was governed by someone named by the federal government. Later, this person governed together with a group of leaders elected by the people. Now, all the leaders are elected. ...
  24. Specifies the geographic area where injury or damage must occur for coverage to apply.
  25. The land and waters under the control of a state or ruler