Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to the geographic area under a given jurisdiction: the territorial limits of a country.
  • adj. Relating or restricted to a particular territory; regional: a territorial court.
  • adj. Of or relating to an administrative territory: the territorial government of the U.S. Virgin Islands; Whitehorse, the territorial capital of the Yukon.
  • adj. Organized for national or home defense: the British Territorial Army.
  • adj. Biology Displaying territoriality; defending a territory from intruders: territorial behavior; a territorial species.
  • n. A member of a territorial army.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of, relating to, or restricted to a specific geographic area, or territory
  • adj. Organized for home defence - such as the Territorial Army.
  • adj. Displaying territoriality.
  • n. a non-professional member of a Territorial Army

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to territory or land
  • adj. Limited to a certain district.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to all or any of the Territories of the United States, or to any district similarly organized elsewhere.
  • adj. exhibiting territoriality; -- of individual animals or species.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to territory or land.
  • Limited to a certain district: as, rights may be personal or territorial.
  • [capitalized] Of or pertaining to one of the Territories of the United States: as, a Territorial governor; the Territorial condition.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a territorial military unit
  • adj. of or relating to a territory
  • n. nonprofessional soldier member of a territorial military unit
  • adj. belonging to the territory of any state or ruler
  • adj. displaying territoriality; defending a territory from intruders

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Examples

  • When you talk about demons over cities, we're talking about what - sometimes what we refer to as territorial spirits, and they're more high-ranking spirits in the hierarchy of darkness and they're more powerful and they require different approaches, and it's not as easy as commanding them to leave in the name of Jesus.

    NPR Topics: News

  • When you talk about demons over cities, we're talking about what - sometimes what we refer to as territorial spirits and they're more high-ranking spirits in the hierarchy of darkness and they're more powerful and they require different approaches and it's not as easy as commanding them to leave in the name of Jesus.

    NPR Topics: News

  • Vietnam War – VSM issued to anyone who was within territorial boundaries of Vietnam

    Gerald Bluefeather Smith

  • Litigator London: are you asserting a blockading power can only stop a vessel in territorial waters; and that vessel being stopped has to be flagged by the blockaded entity?

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Israeli Version of Ship Incident

  • Your reading — that they may be captured only within territorial or neutral waters — does not comport with the provision that visit, search, capture and attack may be done “outside neutral waters,” meaning, in international waters.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » “Free Gaza” Activists’ Version of the Ship Incident

  • Poland however never showed any interest in territorial gains to its west.

    Matthew Yglesias » 18th Century Polish Strategic Dilemmas

  • The promised hydrocarbon bonanza is already manifesting itself in territorial claims - such as between Canada and Greenland over tiny Hans Island or Russia's act of planting a titanium flag underwater on the Lomonosov ridge to stake a claim on a huge exclusive economic zone.

    Bianca Jagger: Now Is the Time to Move Beyond Petroleum

  • The Chinese Communist Party believes in territorial conquest, as evidenced by their assimilation of Tibet and their lobbing missiles at the slightest sign of Taiwanese independence.

    Basic Oil Economics, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • Often it was nothing more than sport, bored toughs in territorial garb matching testosterone.

    Corona

  • If Israel wants to carry out a blockade, they should do so in territorial waters.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Pro-Palestinian “Peace Activists”

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