territorialize

[ter-i-tawr-ee-uh-lahyz, -tohr-]
Also especially British, ter·ri·to·ri·al·ise.

Origin of territorialize

First recorded in 1810–20; territorial + -ize
Related formster·ri·to·ri·al·i·za·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for territorialization

territorialize

territorialise

verb (tr)
  1. to make a territory of
  2. to place on a territorial basisthe militia was territorialized
  3. to enlarge (a country) by acquiring more territory
  4. to make territorial
Derived Formsterritorialization or territorialisation, noun
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