[ter-i-tawr-ee-uh-liz-uh m, -tohr-]
- 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.
Origin of territorialism
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The movements of the first kind are represented by Political Zionism and 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