union territory

noun

: a centrally administered subdivision of India

Examples of union territory in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Aksai Chin’s importance is entirely political; China claims it as part of Xinjiang, its westernmost territory, while India claims it as part of the Ladakh union territory. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 14 Aug. 2023 Old Delhi, now a historic city, is north of New Delhi in the same union territory. USA TODAY, 24 May 2023 In January this year, the union territory of Puducherry, which neighbors Tamil Nadu, implemented a similar program. Niharika Sharma, Quartz, 23 Mar. 2023 The union territory of Delhi, of which capital city New Delhi is a part, has been hard-hit by the new wave of the pandemic. Rishabh M Pratap and Eoin McSweeney, CNN, 11 Apr. 2021 Last year, the union territory recorded 24 incidents of disruption, the highest for a single region anywhere in the world, according to Surfshark, a virtual private network provider. Quartz, 19 Jan. 2023 The reorganization bill increases New Delhi’s authority over the region, changing it from an autonomous state into a union territory. CNN, 13 Sep. 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1947, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of union territory was in 1947

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“Union territory.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/union%20territory. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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