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

  • noun The status of a territory.
  • noun A behavior pattern in animals consisting of the occupation and defense of a territory.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Possession and control of territory.

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

  • noun (Zool.) a pattern of behavior characterized by the marking and defense of a home territory, exhibited by certain male animals.

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

  • noun The fact or legal status of being a territory.
  • noun zoology The pattern of behaviour in animals that defines and defends a territory.
  • noun A pattern of human behaviour characterised by defence of a particular territory or area of interest.

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

  • noun the behavior of a male animal that defines and defends its territory


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From territorial +‎ -ity.


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