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territorialism

[ter-i-tawr-ee-uh-liz-uh m, -tohr-] /ˌtɛr ɪˈtɔr i əˌlɪz əm, -ˈtoʊr-/
noun
1.
a principle or system that gives predominance to the landed classes.
2.
Also called territorial system. a theory of church policy according to which the supreme ecclesiastical authority is vested in the civil power.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; territorial + -ism
Related forms
territorialist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for territorial system

territorialism

/ˌtɛrɪˈtɔːrɪəlɪzəm/
noun
1.
a social system under which the predominant force in the state is the landed class
2.
a former Protestant theory that the civil government has the right to determine the religious beliefs of the subjects of a state
Derived Forms
territorialist, noun
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