territorialize

verb
ter·​ri·​to·​ri·​al·​ize | \ ˌter-ə-ˈtȯr-ē-ə-ˌlīz How to pronounce territorialize (audio) \
territorialized; territorializing

Definition of territorialize

transitive verb

: to organize on a territorial basis

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territorialization \ ˌter-​ə-​ˌtȯr-​ē-​ə-​lə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce territorialization (audio) \ noun

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Sumner and Stevens’s plan to territorialize the Confederate states might have kept any reinvigorated Southern elite from storming back into Congress and joining forces with their one-time Northern Democratic allies. Allen C. Guelzo, Time, "Reconstruction Didn't Fail. It Was Overthrown," 30 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of territorialize

1818, in the meaning defined above

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