territorial

[ter-i-tawr-ee-uhl, -tohr-]
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:
1615–25; < Late Latin territōriālis. See territory, -al1

territorially, adverb
nonterritorial, adjective
nonterritorially, adverb
preterritorial, adjective
quasi-territorial, adjective
quasi-territorially, adverb
subterritorial, adjective
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territorial (ˌtɛrɪˈtɔːrɪəl)
 
adj
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
 
terri'torially
 
adv

Territorial (ˌtɛrɪˈtɔːrɪəl)
 
n
a member of a territorial army, esp the British Army's Territorial and Volunteer Reserve

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Example sentences
If you have a new president or chancellor, this becomes their territorial
  imperative to resist change.
Each country has their own system and agency to monitor their territorial
  volcanoes.
Many territorial battles are fought w/ tails to smack the opponent.
Our still evolving animal nature, and its territorial possessiveness, needs
  leashing.
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