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Noun: territory  'tehr-u,to-ree [N. Amer], 'te-ru-t(u-)ree [Brit]
  1. A region marked off for administrative or other purposes
    - district, territorial dominion, dominion
  2. An area of knowledge or interest
    "his questions covered a lot of territory"
  3. The geographical area under the jurisdiction of a sovereign state
    "American troops were stationed on Japanese territory";
    - soil

Derived forms: territories

Type of: area, geographic area, geographic region, geographical area, geographical region, region

Encyclopedia: Territory