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