[ 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.
Manor vs. MannerA manor is a mansion or stately home. A manner is a characteristic way of doing something. These words are homophones (words that sound the same but have different meanings), so it’s easy to mix them up. Manor In the context of a feudal system, manor referred to an estate or territorial unit consisting of a lord’s home and lands. In other words, the area …
A Smack Of Jellyfish And Other Strange Animal GroupsWhat do hunting and sexual desires have in common? We could point to several things, but from a linguistic point of view, we’re referring to the archaic word venery, which means both hunting (from the Latin venor) and sexual desire (from Latin veneria, referring to Venus). Strangely, terms of venery is a collective noun that means a group of animals. And, many of these animal …
Related formster·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 Formsterritorialist, noun
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