from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Territoriality: the assertion of rights to a territory
from The 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)