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Definitions of territory

  1. a region marked off for administrative or other purposes Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a territorial possession controlled by a ruling state Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. an area of knowledge or interest; "his questions covered a lot of territory" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the geographical area under the jurisdiction of a sovereign state; "American troops were stationed on Japanese soil" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  5. A large extent or tract of land; a region; a country; a district. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. In the United States, a portion of the country not included within the limits of any State, and not yet admitted as a State into the Union, but organized with a separate legislature, under a Territorial governor and other officers appointed by the President and Senate of the United States. In Canada, a similarly organized portion of the country not yet formed into a Province. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. A large tract of land; region; district; entire extent of land and water under the control of one ruler or government: Territory, in the United States, a region, sometimes undeveloped, under a temporary government, that may become a State; as, Alaska Territory. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. The extent of land around or belonging to a city or state: domain: in the United States, a portion of the country not yet admitted as a State into the Union, and still under a provisional government. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. Territorial. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. Tract of land; domain; country. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. Any considerable tract of land; domain. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. A division of the national domain of the United States having a separate government in the expectation that it will become a State. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. Territoryly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. The extent or compass of land within the bounds or belonging to the jurisdiction of any state, city or other body; a large tract of land, specially a tract belonging to and under the dominion of a prince or state, lying at a distance from the parent country, or one outside a union. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. A district of country; the whole extent of land subject to a state, city, or sovereign prince; any district or division. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  16. The extent of land belonging to, or under the dominion of, a prince, state, or other form of government; often, a tract of land lying at a distance from the parent country or from the seat of government; as, the territory of a State; the territories of the East India Company. mso.anu.edu.au
  17. ter'i-t[=o]-ri, n. the extent of land around or belonging to a city or state: domain: (U.S.) a portion of the country not yet admitted as a State into the Union, and still under a provisional government.--adj. TERRIT[=O]'RIAL, pertaining to territory: limited to a district.--v.t. TERRIT[=O]'RIALISE, to enlarge by addition of territory: to reduce to the state of a territory.--ns. TERRIT[=O]'RIALISM, a theory of church government according to which the ruler of a country has the natural right to rule also over the ecclesiastical affairs of his people; TERRITORIAL'ITY, the possession of territory.--adv. TERRIT[=O]'RIALLY.--adj. TERR'ITORIED, possessed of territory. [L. territorium--terra, the earth.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  18. Extent of land under jurisdiction of sovereign, State, city, &c.; large tract of land; (United States, T-) organized division of the country not yet admitted to full rights of a State. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  19. n. [Latin] Land: country;-dominion;-possession; -the extent of land within the bounds or belonging to the jurisdiction of any state, city, or other body:- a tract of land belonging to or under the dominion of a prince or state, lying at a distance from the parent country or from the seat of government. Cabinet Dictionary

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