He had a half million man army, and it was his own territory, but it was mountainous terrain.
Until then the Kurds are focused on Kurdistan, or territory close to their lines and necessary for self-defense.
In a pinch, Assange could be swept off the street and smuggled to American territory—that is, he could be kidnapped.
Her father really was someone who was feared and has control over the territory, and her leadership role emanated from that.
Israel has kept the territory largely under siege, in a strategy aimed at toppling the Islamic group.
He also owned Moose Island, now Eastport, and some territory on the mainland.
Corts had no sooner entered the Mexican territory than fighting began.
Here we are, in the heart of Turkish territory, and no way out.
Could the people of a territory exclude slavery if they wished?
It proposes to effect the same object—to exclude the South from all territory acquired by the Mexican treaty.
early 15c., "land under the jurisdiction of a town, state, etc.," probably from Latin territorium "land around a town, domain, district," from terra "earth, land" (see terrain) + -orium, suffix denoting place (see -ory).
An alternative theory, somewhat supported by the vowels of the original Latin word, suggests derivation from terrere "to frighten" (see terrible); thus territorium would mean "a place from which people are warned off." Sense of "any tract of land, district, region" is first attested c.1600. Specific U.S. sense of "organized self-governing region not yet a state" is from 1799.
A geographic area occupied by a single animal, mating pair, or group. Animals usually defend their territory vigorously against intruders, especially of the same species, but the defense often takes the form of prominent, threatening displays rather than out-and-out fighting. Different animals mark off territory in different ways, as by leaving traces of their scent along the boundaries or, in the case of birds, modifying their calls to keep out intruders.