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territorialism

[ ter-i-tawr-ee-uh-liz-uhm, -tohr- ]
/ ˌtɛr ɪˈtɔr i əˌlɪz əm, -ˈtoʊr- /
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noun

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.

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Origin of territorialism

First recorded in 1870–75; territorial + -ism

OTHER WORDS FROM territorialism

ter·ri·to·ri·al·ist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for territorialism

territorialism
/ (ˌtɛrɪˈtɔːrɪəlɪzəm) /

noun

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 territorialism

territorialist, noun
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