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territorial

[ter-i-tawr-ee-uh l, -tohr-] /ˌtɛr ɪˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-/
adjective
1.
of or relating 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 relating 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 quasi territorial

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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Word Origin and History for quasi territorial

territorial

adj.

1768, from Late Latin territorialis, from territorium (see territory). In reference to British regiments, from 1881. Territorial army "British home defense" is from 1908. Territorial waters is from 1841; territorial imperative "animal need to claim and defend territory" is from 1966.

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