territorial dispute


: a disagreement about who controls a particular territory
The two countries are in a territorial dispute.

Examples of territorial dispute in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Police said an investigation revealed Fuentes and Turcios were involved in a shootout, in what a witness described as a territorial dispute over drug dealing, with another group of individuals in an area outside where Jeremy and his mother were walking and were struck by stray bullets. Jasmine Hilton, Washington Post, 13 Feb. 2024 Pakistan’s relationship with India remains perennially troubled, principally because of the unresolved territorial dispute over Kashmir. Hasan Ali, The Christian Science Monitor, 23 Jan. 2024 Despite Venezuela’s complaints, tensions never escalated between the two countries, especially since a 1966 agreement between the United Kingdom (Guyana was then a British colony) and Venezuela to commit to a peaceful resolution to the territorial dispute. Jorge Jraissati, National Review, 19 Dec. 2023 The Islamist group and its Western enablers are pursuing or justifying a genocidal war against Jews, not merely a territorial dispute with Israel. The Editorial Board, WSJ, 30 Oct. 2023 For decades, Kashmir has been at the heart of a frequently violent territorial dispute between India and Pakistan, which both claim the entire mountainous region. Tara Subramaniam, CNN, 12 Oct. 2023 India, locked in a territorial dispute with China, is wary of China’s dominance in the club. Brazil and South Africa, the other swing states of the developing world, want good relations with China and Russia, but not to be overly aligned with either, for fear of alienating the United States. David Pierson, BostonGlobe.com, 21 Aug. 2023 Tensions between the two have remained heightened after a long-standing territorial dispute erupted into a deadly clash in Aksai Chin-Ladakh in 2020. Simone McCarthy, CNN, 7 June 2023 This could lead to a possible territorial dispute on the moon. Justin Klawans, The Week, 26 Apr. 2023 See More

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“Territorial dispute.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/territorial%20dispute. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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