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territorial

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adjective ter·ri·to·ri·al \ˌter-ə-ˈtȯr-ē-əl\

Simple Definition of territorial

  • : of or relating to land or water that is owned or controlled by a government

  • —used to describe animals or people that try to keep others away from an area that they use or control

Full Definition of territorial

  1. 1a :  nearby, localb :  serving outlying areas :  regional

  2. 2a :  of or relating to a territory <territorial government>b :  of or relating to or organized chiefly for home defensec :  of or relating to private property

  3. 3a :  of or relating to an assigned or preempted area <territorial commanders>b :  exhibiting or involving territoriality <territorial birds>

ter·ri·to·ri·al·ly play \-ē-ə-lē\ adverb

1625

First Known Use of territorial

1625


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territorial

noun ter·ri·to·ri·al

Definition of territorial

  1. :  a member of a territorial military unit



1907

First Known Use of territorial

1907



TERRITORIAL Defined for Kids

territorial

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adjective ter·ri·to·ri·al \ˌter-ə-ˈtȯr-ē-əl\

Definition of territorial

  1. 1 :  of or relating to a territory <a territorial government>

  2. 2 :  displaying behavior associated with defending an animal's territory <My dog is very territorial.>





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