union territory

noun

Definition of union territory

: a centrally administered subdivision of India

Examples of union territory in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web India’s northernmost union territory of Jammu and Kashmir has imposed curfew until May 17 across all its districts because of the rising number of coronavirus cases there. Joshua Berlinger, CNN, 10 May 2021 Western Maharashtra, the southern state of Karnataka, and the union territory of Delhi have all been affected, CNN reported Thursday morning. TheWeek, 13 May 2021 Elections were held in four states and a union territory in late March and April, coinciding with the start of its deadly second wave that has crushed the country’s creaky health-care system. Washington Post, 2 May 2021 For example, Modi allowed a massive weeks-long Hindu pilgrimage to proceed with millions of attendees traveling across numerous states, and his political party held large rallies for upcoming elections in four states and one union territory. Aditi Sangal, CNN, 29 Apr. 2021 Every state and union territory in India has at least one MP in the Lok Sabha, but not all are represented in the Rajya Sabha. Amanda Shendruk, Quartz, 30 Sep. 2020 In converting its status to a union territory, India's ruling party, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BPJ), was satisfying an election promise to exert more control over a region beset by violence. Bilal Kuchay, CNN, 4 Aug. 2020 In India, state governments retain authority over local matters, but New Delhi has more of a say in the affairs of a union territory. Majid Maqbool, CNN, 12 June 2020 In August 2019, India also bifurcated the state into two union territories: Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh. Riyaz Wani, Quartz India, 6 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of union territory

1947, in the meaning defined above

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3 Jun 2021

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“Union territory.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/union%20territory. Accessed 25 Jun. 2021.

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