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1territorial

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

: 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
a :  nearby, local
b :  serving outlying areas :  regional
2
a :  of or relating to a territory <territorial government>
b :  of or relating to or organized chiefly for home defense
c :  of or relating to private property
3
a :  of or relating to an assigned or preempted area <territorial commanders>
b :  exhibiting or involving territoriality <territorial birds>
ter·ri·to·ri·al·ly \-ē-ə-lē\ adverb

First Known Use of TERRITORIAL

1625

2territorial

noun

Definition of TERRITORIAL

:  a member of a territorial military unit

First Known Use of TERRITORIAL

1907

Other Military Terms

bivouac, logistics, petard, salient, sally, supernumerary, tactical
TERRITORIAL Defined for Kids

territorial

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

Definition of TERRITORIAL for Kids

1
:  of or relating to a territory <a territorial government>
2
:  displaying behavior associated with defending an animal's territory <My dog is very territorial.>
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