noun, plural ter·ri·to·ries.
- a region or district of the U.S. not admitted to the Union as a state but having its own legislature, with a governor and other officers appointed by the president and confirmed by the Senate.
- some similar district elsewhere, as in Canada and Australia.
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Origin of territory
OTHER WORDS FROM territorysub·ter·ri·to·ry, noun, plural sub·ter·ri·to·ries.
Words nearby territory
Example sentences from the Web for territory
We understand this is kind of new territory for many governments and companies.Why kids need special protection from AI’s influence|Karen Hao|September 17, 2020|MIT Technology Review
Tech stocks have risen so far and fast in the past year, that even as they recently shrugged off a record-fast dive into correction territory, many on the Street have been positing this may be another tech bubble, akin to 2000.3 ways tech stocks resemble the 2000 bubble—and one way they don’t|Anne Sraders|September 16, 2020|Fortune
The Nasdaq is roughly a half-percent away from returning to correction territory.The Nasdaq is again on the precipice of correction territory. Have investors lost faith in Big Tech?|Bernhard Warner|September 11, 2020|Fortune
The coronavirus pandemic has pushed US financial data into extreme territory.Three charts that show the US economy is going extreme|Dan Kopf|September 3, 2020|Quartz
They may cut across roads and highways to get to the different parts of their territory.
Assad-affiliated Christian militias skirt around the territory of rival groups aligned with the YPG.In One Corner of Syria, Christmas Spirit Somehow Manages to Survive|Peter Schwartzstein|December 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At first fighters were taken to Somalia; now Al-Shabab has brought the war to Kenyan territory.
This would seem reasonable, since in that direction lay the only territory open enough for swift attack by armor.Blood in the Sand: When James Jones Wrote a Grunt’s View of D-Day|James Jones|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Al Qaeda and its Iraqi offspring ISIS compete for recruits and territory.Why’s Al Qaeda So Strong? Washington Has (Literally) No idea|Bruce Riedel|November 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But ISIS continues to hold major swaths of territory in and around Kobani, despite widespread media reports to the contrary.ISIS Video: America’s Air Dropped Weapons Now in Our Hands|Josh Rogin|October 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For these and other reasons, your petitioners pray that Congress will establish its sovereignty over said Territory.A History of Oregon, 1792-1849|William Henry Gray
Now Brindisi, in the territory of Otranto, in the kingdom of Naples.A Dialogue Concerning Oratory, Or The Causes Of Corrupt Eloquence|Cornelius Tacitus
They are sick who gloat over news of victories and see conquered miles of territory rise resplendent above mounds of corpses.Men in War|Andreas Latzko
This territory, being under Mahometan rule, was connected in spirit with the East.History of the Jews, Vol. V (of 6)|Heinrich Graetz
Every available bit of African or Asiatic territory was claimed by one of the rival powers.The Story of Mankind|Hendrik Van Loon
British Dictionary definitions for territory (1 of 2)
noun plural -ries
Word Origin for territory
British Dictionary definitions for territory (2 of 2)
Scientific definitions for territory
Idioms and Phrases with territory
see come with the territory; cover the field (territory).