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territorial adj
1 of or relating to a territory; "the territorial government of the Virgin Islands"; "territorial claims made by a country"
2 displaying territoriality; defending a territory from intruders; "territorial behavior"; "strongly territorial birds" [ant: nonterritorial]
3 of or relating to the local vicinity; "territorial waters" [ant: extraterritorial]


1 nonprofessional soldier member of a territorial military unit
2 a territorial military unit [syn: territorial reserve]

User Contributed Dictionary



territorial (sometimes Territorial)
  1. of, relating to, or restricted to a specific geographic area, or territory
  2. (often capitalized) organized for home defence - such as the Territorial Army
  3. displaying territoriality


territorial (often Territorial)
  1. a non-professional member of a Territorial Army



territorial and
  1. territorial.

Related terms

Extensive Definition

A territory (from the word 'terra', meaning 'land') is a defined area (including land and waters),considered to be a possession of a person, organization, institution, animal, state or country subdivision.
  • Territory (animal) a geographical area defended by an animal against others of the same species (and occasionally of other species)
territorial in Belarusian: Тэрыторыя
territorial in Bulgarian: Територия
territorial in Czech: Teritorium
territorial in Danish: Territorium
territorial in German: Territorium
territorial in Estonian: Territoorium
territorial in Spanish: Territorio
territorial in French: Territoire
territorial in Korean: 영토
territorial in Icelandic: Yfirráðasvæði
territorial in Italian: Territorio
territorial in Hebrew: טריטוריה
territorial in Dutch: Territorium
territorial in Japanese: テリトリー
territorial in Latvian: Teritorija
territorial in Norwegian: Territorium
territorial in Polish: Terytorium
territorial in Portuguese: Território
territorial in Russian: Территория (значения)
territorial in Simple English: Territory
territorial in Slovak: Územie
territorial in Slovenian: Ozemlje
territorial in Sundanese: Territory
territorial in Swedish: Territorium
territorial in Vietnamese: Lãnh thổ
territorial in Udmurt: Территория
territorial in Ukrainian: Територія
territorial in Chinese: 领土
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