territoriality


ter·ri·to·ri·al·i·ty

noun \-ˌtr-ē-ˈa-lə-tē\

: the behavior of animals or people that try to keep others away from an area that they use or control

Full Definition of TERRITORIALITY

1
:  territorial status
2
a :  persistent attachment to a specific territory
b :  the pattern of behavior associated with the defense of a territory

Examples of TERRITORIALITY

  1. a scientific study of territoriality in bears

First Known Use of TERRITORIALITY

1864

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