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Definition of "territorial" []

  • Of or relating to the geographic area under a given jurisdiction: the territorial limits of a country. (adjective)
  • Relating or restricted to a particular territory; regional: a territorial court. (adjective)
  • Of or relating to an administrative territory: the territorial government of the U.S. Virgin Islands; Whitehorse, the territorial capital of the Yukon. (adjective)
  • Organized for national or home defense: the British Territorial Army. (adjective)
  • Biology Displaying territoriality; defending a territory from intruders: territorial behavior; a territorial species. (adjective)
  • Of or relating to a territory or territories (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Restricted to or owned by a particular territory (adjective)
  • Local or regional (adjective)
  • Pertaining to a territorial army, providing a reserve of trained men for use in emergency (adjective)

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Use "territorial" in a sentence
  • "When you talk about demons over cities, we're talking about what - sometimes what we refer to as territorial spirits, and they're more high-ranking spirits in the hierarchy of darkness and they're more powerful and they require different approaches, and it's not as easy as commanding them to leave in the name of Jesus."
  • "When you talk about demons over cities, we're talking about what - sometimes what we refer to as territorial spirits and they're more high-ranking spirits in the hierarchy of darkness and they're more powerful and they require different approaches and it's not as easy as commanding them to leave in the name of Jesus."
  • "Vietnam War – VSM issued to anyone who was within territorial boundaries of Vietnam"