American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A social system that gives authority and influence in a state to the landowners.
- n. A system of church government based on primacy of civil power.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The territorial system, or the theory of church government upon which it is based. Compare collegialism, episcopalism.
- territorial + -ism (Wiktionary)
“That is called territorialism (hell, maybe he does favor his tribe).”
“In the interests of good governance, 'territorialism' must be abandoned to give way to creative solutions for an improved system.”
“You're looking for guys to develop that bond or that kind of territorialism to protect their guy," the coach said, "and that was good.”
“Zangwill - who knew well that, unless the Arabs were driven from Palestine, creating a Jewish state in this country implied domination of an Arab majority by a Jewish minority - militated in favour of 'territorialism', the project of regrouping Jews on a territory better suited to the purpose than Palestine, wherever it might be - preferably in the United States.”
“John Michael and Fran have a strong chemistry and great dynamic, showcased with a nice combination of protective territorialism and bickering - Peter, when Fran is leaving on a motorcycle for her date with Elliot: "Do you know how many people are killed by motorcycles?!?”
“This is thinly veiled territorialism, flowered up retrospectively with pretty motives (perhaps the founder should pursue a career in politics?) and it actually works contrary to purpose.”
“At worst, it drops those critiques to conclusive nonsenses as the territorialism and advocacy manifests in a factionalist devotion to the cause of “good science fiction”.”
“This good idea of crafting a helpful support network regressed into tribalism and territorialism over time.”
“The two people that got on first had a giant umbrella they later poked the others with, but at first the fight was mostly just trash talking, some aggressive territorialism about the train car.”
“I was certainly glad to see such innovative thinking go mainstream, because parochialism and territorialism are the bane of our spiritual growth.”
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