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Adjective: territorial  ,te-ri'to-ree-ul
  1. Of or relating to a territory
    "the territorial government of the Virgin Islands"; "territorial claims made by a country"
  2. (biology) displaying territoriality; defending a territory from intruders
    "territorial behaviour"; "strongly territorial birds"
  3. Belonging to the territory of any state or ruler
    "territorial rights"
Noun: territorial  ,te-ri'to-ree-ul
  1. (military) nonprofessional soldier member of a territorial military unit
  2. (military) a territorial military unit
    - territorial reserve

Derived forms: territorials

See also: jurisdictional, regional, sectional

Type of: guard, pongo [Brit, informal], soldier

Antonym: exterritorial, nonterritorial

Part of: home reserve, militia, National Guard, reserves, Territorial Army

Encyclopedia: Territorial