adj. & n.
1 of territory (territorial possessions).
2 limited to a district (the right was strictly territorial).
3 (of a person or animal etc.) tending to defend an area of territory.
4 (usu. Territorial) of any of the Territories of the US or Canada.
—n. (Territorial) (in the UK) a member of the Territorial Army.
Phrases and idioms:
Territorial Army (in the UK) a volunteer force locally organized to provide a reserve of trained and disciplined manpower for use in an emergency (known as Territorial and Army Volunteer Reserve 1967-79). territorial waters the waters under the jurisdiction of a State, esp. the part of the sea within a stated distance of the shore (traditionally three miles from low-water mark).
territoriality n. territorialize v.tr. (also -ise). territorialization n. territorially adv.
Etymology: LL territorialis (as TERRITORY)

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • territorial — territorial, iale, iaux [ teritɔrjal, jo ] adj. • 1748; lat. territorialis 1 ♦ Qui consiste en un territoire, le concerne. Intégrité territoriale. Modifications territoriales. Puissance territoriale et puissance maritime d un État. ♢ Vx Qui… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Territorial — Ter ri*to ri*al, a. [L. territorialis: cf. F. territorial.] 1. Of or pertaining to territory or land; as, territorial limits; territorial jurisdiction. [1913 Webster] 2. Limited to a certain district; as, right may be personal or territorial.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Territorial TV — Création 2 mars 2010 Slogan Territorial TV, priorité à la proximité ! Langue Français Pays …   Wikipédia en Français

  • territorial — (Del lat. territoriālis). adj. Perteneciente o relativo al territorio. ☛ V. aguas territoriales, Audiencia Territorial, contribución territorial, depósito de reserva territorial, mar territorial …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • territorial — [ter΄ə tôr′ē əl] adj. [LL territorialis] 1. of territory or land 2. of, belonging to, or limited to a specific territory, district, or jurisdictional area [territorial waters ] ☆ 3. [T ] of a Territory or Territories 4. [often T ] organized in… …   English World dictionary

  • territorial — (adj.) 1768, from L.L. territorialis, from territorium (see TERRITORY (Cf. territory)). In reference to British regiments, from 1881. Territorial army British home defense is from 1908. Territorial waters is from 1841; territorial imperative… …   Etymology dictionary

  • territorial — territorial; territoriality These terms are used to signify connection with, or limitation with reference to, a particular country or territory. Thus, territorial law is the correct expression for the law of a particular country or state,… …   Black's law dictionary

  • territorial — territorial, ale (tè ri to ri al, a l ) adj. 1°   Qui concerne le territoire, qui comprend le territoire. Impôt territorial. •   Le droit romain se conserva mieux dans les contrées de la Gaule autrefois soumises aux Goths et aux Bourguignons, d… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • territorial — adjetivo 1. Del territorio: división territorial. aguas territoriales Las aguas de las costas que se consideran jurisdicción de un Estado: Las aguas territoriales serán próximamente ampliadas. audiencia* territorial …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • territorial — ► ADJECTIVE 1) relating to the ownership of an area of land or sea. 2) relating to a territory or area. 3) (of an animal) tending to defend a territory. ► NOUN (Territorial) ▪ (in the UK) a member of the Territorial Army. DERIVATIVES …   English terms dictionary

  • territorial — UK US /ˌterɪˈtɔːriəl/ adjective [before noun] ► relating to a particular region: »They did not want to grant territorial exclusivity to wholesale distributors …   Financial and business terms

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