[ US /ˌtɛɹɪˈtɔɹiəɫ/ ]
[ UK /tˌɛɹɪtˈɔːɹɪəl/ ]
  1. nonprofessional soldier member of a territorial military unit
  2. a territorial military unit
  1. displaying territoriality; defending a territory from intruders
    strongly territorial birds
    territorial behavior
  2. belonging to the territory of any state or ruler
    territorial rights
  3. of or relating to a territory
    the territorial government of the Virgin Islands
    territorial claims made by a country
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How To Use territorial In A Sentence

  • An alliance with Britain would offer no guarantees with regard to territorial integrity of the Netherlands in Europe.
  • The kingdom persists, although it does not make territorial claims. Times, Sunday Times
  • It is not a battle for territorial domination, ideological supremacy or economic hegemony.
  • It's a world where dinosaurs are your next door neighbours, and where some of the most famous feuds in history where actually territorial disputes between apatosaurs bearing grudges... Susanna Clarke in the NY Times
  • Those who held bookland were territorial lords with local interests, and were thus far more likely to seek terms with the Danish invaders, if they could save all or part of their inheritance.
  • In general, it was assumed in the early development of international law that control of natural resources depended on the acquisition of sovereignty over land territory and territorial seas.
  • It is not a battle for territorial domination, ideological supremacy or economic hegemony.
  • You're looking for guys to develop that bond or that kind of territorialism to protect their guy," the coach said, "and that was good. ESPNsoccernet
  • Responsibilities for protecting Canada's biodiversity fall on the shoulders of both the provincial, territorial and federal governments.
  • The verdant hills and raised valleys are ideal for its commodes with ample erect telegraph poles to mark its new territorial space.
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