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Meaning of TERRITORY

Pronunciation:  'teri`towree

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an area of knowledge or interest; "his questions covered a lot of territory"
  2. [n]  a region marked off for administrative or other purposes
  3. [n]  a territorial possession controlled by a ruling state

TERRITORY is a 9 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: district, dominion, province, territorial dominion
 See Also: Acadia, Acre, administrative district, administrative division, American Samoa, American Virgin Islands, Aragon, area, AS, associated state, Athos, Attica, Boeotia, border district, borderland, British Virgin Islands, Castile, Castilla, Catalonia, city district, community, congressional district, development, East Malaysia, Eastern Samoa, enclave, Faeroe Islands, Faeroes, Faroe Islands, Faroes, French Oceania, French Polynesia, Galloway, Gilbert and Ellice Islands, goldfield, jurisdiction, Kordofan, Lake District, Lakeland, Lothian Region, Louisiana Purchase, Macao, Macau, mandate, mandatory, march, marchland, Mount Athos, Natal, North Borneo, Northern Territory, Northwest Territories, Palatinate, Palestine, Pfalz, possession, protectorate, region, residential area, residential district, Sabah, Sarawak, territorial division, trust territory, trusteeship, United States Virgin Islands, VI, West Malaysia, Yukon, Yukon Territory



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ter"ri*to*ry\, n.; pl. {Territories}. [L.
territorium, from terra the earth: cf. F. territoire. See
1. A large extent or tract of land; a region; a country; a

         He looked, and saw wide territory spread Before him
         -- towns, and rural works between.    --Milton.

2. The extent of land belonging to, or under the dominion of,
   a prince, state, or other form of government; often, a
   tract of land lying at a distance from the parent country
   or from the seat of government; as, the territory of a
   State; the territories of the East India Company.

3. In the United States, a portion of the country not
   included within the limits of any State, and not yet
   admitted as a State into the Union, but organized with a
   separate legislature, under a Territorial governor and
   other officers appointed by the President and Senate of
   the United States. In Canada, a similarly organized
   portion of the country not yet formed into a Province.

 Definition: an area that a group defends against other members of its own species.