of, pertaining to, associated with, or restricted to a particular territory
or district; local.
pertaining or belonging to the territory
of a state or ruler.
(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.
(initial capital letter) Military. organized on a local basis for home defense: the British Territorial Army.
(initial capital letter) a member of the British Territorial Army.
a soldier in a territorial army.
Origin: 1615–25; Related forms
< Late Latin territōriālis.