union territory


Definition of union territory

: a centrally administered subdivision of India

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Similar scenes have also taken place in the commercial capital, Mumbai, and the southern union territory of Puducherry. Steve George, CNN, "Rape cases spark political protest movement in India," 16 Apr. 2018 Even outside the city, Kerala is more distinctly laid-back than most of the other 36 states and union territories in India. Kim Severson, New York Times, "In Spice-Laden Kerala, a Break From Urban India," 23 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of union territory

1947, in the meaning defined above

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