Meaning of territorial


Pronunciation: (ter"i-tôr'ē-ul, -tōr'-), [key]
— adj.
  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, esp. of the same species.
  5. (often cap.) of or pertaining to a territory of the U.S.
  6. (cap.)organized on a local basis for home defense: the British Territorial Army.
  1. (cap.) a member of the British Territorial Army.
  2. a soldier in a territorial army.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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