Definition of territory :
1. A large extent or tract of land; a region; a country; a district.
2. In the United States, a portion of the country not included within the limits of any State, and not yet admitted as a State into the Union, but organized with a separate legislature, under a Territorial governor and other officers appointed by the President and Senate of the United States. In Canada, a similarly organized portion of the country not yet formed into a Province.
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extent (part of speech: noun)
area (part of speech: noun)
possession (part of speech: noun)
property (part of speech: noun)
region (part of speech: noun)
circuit, earldom, dukedom, lot, division, province, country, municipality, locality, place, riding, commonweal, town, precinct, bailiwick, parcel, city, tract, plot, colony, canton, beat, quarter, Shire, nation, state, county, borough, duchy
- A British trader has been deliberately murdered in his territory, near his own residence, and under his protection, and no steps have been taken to punish the murderers. - "The Settler and the Savage", R.M. Ballantyne.
- " I was in a territory I guess I've hunted plenty. - "The Heart of Unaga", Ridgwell Cullum.
- I suppose we shall have war, Mr. Lennox, but doesn't it seem strange that England and France should fight about American territory, when there's so much of it? - "The Hunters of the Hills", Joseph Altsheler.