Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or relating to the geographic area under a given jurisdiction.
  • adjective Relating or restricted to a particular territory; regional.
  • adjective Of or relating to an administrative territory.
  • adjective Organized for national or home defense.
  • adjective Biology Displaying territoriality; defending a territory from intruders.
  • noun A member of a territorial army.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • noun a territorial military unit
  • adjective of or relating to a territory
  • noun nonprofessional soldier member of a territorial military unit
  • adjective belonging to the territory of any state or ruler
  • adjective 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

  • 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

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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  • "Mr (Peter) Marshall says the problem has stemmed from territorial issues between fire services. 'What we've seen historically is a parochial attitude between fire services, irrespective of who the fire service is, in relation to territorial issues,' he said."

    - Brigid Andersen, 'Territorial' fire crews hamper bushfire effort, abc.net.au, 19

    Feb 2009.

    February 20, 2009