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.
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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.
“Altamirano has always been a disputed territory,” said Father Javier.
When they invade new territory, populations are low, and the queen has limited mate options.Mongooses, Meerkats, and Ants, Oh My! Why Some Animals Keep Mating All in the Family|Helen Thompson|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But there is a messy middle territory between demonization and idealization.
"We live on enormous territory, our eyes have different shapes, we believe in different religions," she said.Rebranding The Land of Mongol Warriors & Ivan The Terrible|Anna Nemtsova|December 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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
If those jaspers flash any part of the roll in the Territory before snowfall, I'll get them.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
Thus four thousand Indians at most roam through, rather than occupy, these vast stretches of inland territory and sea-shore.
The goods manager was not aggressive, and it was sometimes thought that Mathieson inclined to encroach upon his territory.
Poindexter and Cobb had now come back into the territory that was commanded by Colonel Guitar.The Courier of the Ozarks|Byron A. Dunn
Their territory extended 400 miles on the Atlantic coast, and "from the Atlantic westward to the South sea."The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
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).