Those mountains are in Mexican territory.
Guam is a U.S. territory.
The birds are busy establishing territories and building nests.
Male cats spray to mark territory.
The goal of the expedition is to map unexplored territory.
Recent Examples on the WebAbdi denied that Syrian Democratic Forces had struck inside Turkish territory.Arkansas Online, 24 Nov. 2022 The first are family groups that have established a territory.
Bill Jones, Chicago Tribune, 23 Nov. 2022 Neither Democrats nor Republicans have so far ousted an incumbent or won new ground in their opponent’s territory — though a handful of races remain unresolved.Los Angeles Times, 23 Nov. 2022 It is thought the male selects a territory and the female picks the specific nest site, according to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
Paul A. Smith, Journal Sentinel, 22 Nov. 2022 Alongside him will be Hong Kong’s legal system—and the territory’s vanishing reputation as a world-class financial center.
The Editorial Board, WSJ, 22 Nov. 2022 Unlike the older crew members, Ethan is enamored of the possibility of this vast unknown territory.
Lovia Gyarkye, The Hollywood Reporter, 21 Nov. 2022 Cruz would never set foot on Cuban territory again.
Jacquelyne Germain, Smithsonian Magazine, 21 Nov. 2022 The hurricane, Guerrero said, just exacerbated the challenging circumstances Puerto Rico was already mired in, specifically as US territory, bound to American laws but left out of federal benefits.
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Middle English, from Latin territorium, literally, land around a town, from terra land — more at terrace entry 1