[ ter-i-tawr-ee-uh-liz-uh m, -tohr- ]
/ ˌtɛr ɪˈtɔr i əˌlɪz əm, -ˈtoʊr- /
a principle or system that gives predominance to the landed classes.
Also called territorial system. a theory of church policy according to which the supreme ecclesiastical authority is vested in the civil power.
Words nearby territorialism
OTHER WORDS FROM territorialismter·ri·to·ri·al·ist, noun
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The movements of the first kind are represented by Political Zionism and Territorialism.
British Dictionary definitions for territorialism
/ (ˌtɛrɪˈtɔːrɪəlɪzəm) /
a social system under which the predominant force in the state is the landed class
a former Protestant theory that the civil government has the right to determine the religious beliefs of the subjects of a state
Derived forms of territorialismterritorialist, noun
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