union territory


Definition of union territory

: a centrally administered subdivision of India

Examples of union territory in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The reorganization bill increases New Delhi’s authority over the region, changing it from an autonomous state into a union territory. CNN, 29 Mar. 2022 The city-union territory gave EV buyers a subsidy of 10,000 rupees ($135) per kilowatt hour battery capacity, up to a total of Rs1.5 lakh ($2,017). Ananya Bhattacharya, Quartz, 30 Dec. 2021 Two Indian states and the union territory of Delhi have suspended Covid-19 vaccinations for people ages 18 to 44 due to shortages. Julia Hollingsworth, CNN, 14 May 2021 In the union territory of Delhi, which encompasses the national capital, New Delhi, all social, cultural, political and festival gatherings were banned until further notice. Jessie Yeung, CNN, 29 Dec. 2021 The legislative elections held over the past month in Assam, West Bengal, Kerala and Tamil Nadu states, and Puducherry union territory, may have also been a factor. Julia Hollingsworth, CNN, 30 Apr. 2021 On May 3, the union territory of Delhi reported 448 coronavirus fatalities -- its highest ever official single-day death toll. Vedika Sud, CNN, 4 June 2021 The union territory of Delhi, where New Delhi is located, was placed under lockdown on April 19. Jessie Yeung, CNN, 27 Apr. 2021 This number went up to 70% for the union territory of Jammu & Kashmir. Manavi Kapur, Quartz, 4 Aug. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of union territory

1947, in the meaning defined above

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“Union territory.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/union%20territory. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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