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territorial

[ter-i-tawr-ee-uh l, -tohr-] /ˌtɛr ɪˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to territory or land.
2.
of, pertaining to, associated with, or restricted to a particular territory or district; local.
3.
pertaining or belonging to the territory of a state or ruler.
4.
(of an animal) characterized by territoriality; defending an area against intruders, especially of the same species.
5.
(often initial capital letter) of or pertaining to a territory of the U.S.
6.
(initial capital letter) Military. organized on a local basis for home defense:
the British Territorial Army.
noun
7.
(initial capital letter) a member of the British Territorial Army.
8.
a soldier in a territorial army.
Origin
1615-1625
1615-25; < Late Latin territōriālis. See territory, -al1
Related forms
territorially, adverb
nonterritorial, adjective
nonterritorially, adverb
preterritorial, adjective
quasi-territorial, adjective
quasi-territorially, adverb
subterritorial, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for preterritorial

territorial

/ˌtɛrɪˈtɔːrɪəl/
adjective
1.
of or relating to a territory or territories
2.
restricted to or owned by a particular territory the Indian territorial waters
3.
local or regional
4.
pertaining to a territorial army, providing a reserve of trained men for use in emergency
Derived Forms
territorially, adverb

Territorial

/ˌtɛrɪˈtɔːrɪəl/
noun
1.
a member of a territorial army, esp the British Army's Territorial and Volunteer Reserve
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