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Definitions of territorial

  1.   of or relating to the local vicinity; " territorial waters"
  2.   Limited to a certain district; as, right may be personal or territorial.
  3.   Of or pertaining to all or any of the Territories of the United States, or to any district similarly organized elsewhere; as, governments.
  4.   Pertaining to territory or land; limited to a certain district.
  5.   Pertaining or limited to a given region of land; as, territorial laws: Territorial, pertaining to any one or all of the Territories of the United States.
  6.   Of or pertaining to territory or land; as, territorial limits; territorial jurisdiction.
  7.   nonprofessional soldier member of a territorial military unit
  8.   a territorial military unit
  9.   Of or pertaining to all or any of the Territories of the United States, or to any district similarly organized elsewhere; as, Territorial governments.
  10.   Territorially.
  11.   Pert. to a territory; limited to a certain district.
  12.   ( biology) displaying territoriality; defending a territory from intruders; " territorial behavior"; " strongly territorial birds"
  13.   A soldier in the militia organization of Great Britain.
  14.   displaying territoriality; defending a territory from intruders; " territorial behavior"; " strongly territorial birds"
  15.   Pertaining to territory: limited to a district.

Antonyms for territorial

extraterritorial, nonterritorial, exterritorial.

Quotes of territorial

  1. And so in terms of territorial control, in terms of economic preeminence, the western share of the gross world product is declining as Asian societies in particular develop economically. – Samuel P. Huntington
  2. It is characteristic that this should take place just when it is becoming more and more clear to all who think about the matter, that technically and economically we have left the territorial state behind us. – Christian Lous Lange
  3. Moreover, if the territorial state is to continue as the last word in the development of society, then war is inevitable. – Christian Lous Lange
  4. The territorial state is such an ancient form of society- here in Europe it dates back thousands of years- that it is now protected by the sanctity of age and the glory of tradition. A strong religious feeling mingles with the respect and the devotion to the fatherland. – Christian Lous Lange
  5. Today we stand on a bridge leading from the territorial state to the world community. Politically, we are still governed by the concept of the territorial state; economically and technically, we live under the auspices of worldwide communications and worldwide markets. – Christian Lous Lange
  6. The Senate is the last primitive society in the world. We still worship the elders of the tribe and honor the territorial imperative. – Eugene McCarthy
  7. We did not speak in terms of strategy, in terms of overall economies, in terms of production and territorial conquest. We spoke of the impact of the bomb on the homes and the hopes of men and women. – Philip Morrison
  8. No mother would ever willingly sacrifice her sons for territorial gain, for economic advantage, for ideology. – Ronald Reagan
  9. Those who tell you that the territorial question is an abstraction, that you can never colonize another territory without the African slavetrade, are both deaf and blind to the history of the last sixty years. – Robert Toombs

Usage examples for territorial

  1. There are a number of other territorial groups of less importance. ” – The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India Volume II by R. V. Russell
  2. If they say the Territorial question- now, for the first time, there is no act of Congress prohibiting slavery anywhere. ” – The American Union Speaker by John D. Philbrick
  3. Territorial Delegate; firm of Parley and Jenks, Tucson. ” – Red Men and White by Owen Wister
  4. Between this Government demand and that of the territorial stock ranges there was occupation for the men who made the saddle their home. ” – The Passing of the Frontier A Chronicle of the Old West, Volume 26 in The Chronicles Of America Series by Emerson Hough
  5. Every territorial settlement involved in this war must be made in the interest and for the benefit of the populations concerned, and not as a part of any mere adjustment or compromise of claims amongst rival States. ” – The Economic Consequences of the Peace by John Maynard Keynes
  6. “ To some extent, but unfortunately not in all detail, we can trace in the royal records the advance of Assyrian territorial dominion in the west. ” – The Ancient East by D. G. Hogarth
  7. Those matters to which he first devoted his chief attention were the Interior Government of Rome, the state of the Pontifical finances and the territorial independence of Italy. ” – Pius IX. And His Time by The Rev. Æneas MacDonell Dawson
  8. They are of two different kinds, he says, one which may be called territorial or geographical ... ” – Some Principles of Maritime Strategy by Julian Stafford Corbett
  9. But the first stage of the difficulty alone was passed; it still remained for the Powers to provide a king for Belgium, and to gain the consent of the Dutch and Belgian Governments to the territorial arrangements drawn up for them. ” – History of Modern Europe 1792-1878 by C. A. Fyffe
  10. Territorial rights were relinquished for pecuniary gains, and the entire Court of the Susunhan is in the pay of the Dutch, the wealth amassed from the richest island in the world affording ample compensation for the pensions lavishly bestowed on the former owners of the tropical Paradise. ” – Through the Malay Archipelago by Emily Richings
  11. He found that Congress had no right to exclude slavery from any Territory belonging to the United States; that the owners of slaves had equal rights with the owners of other property; that neither Congress nor a territorial authority had any power to exclude slaves from a Territory. ” – The Anti-Slavery Crusade Volume 28 In The Chronicles Of America Series by Jesse Macy
  12. Sea power, as a national interest, commercial and military, rests not upon fleets only, but also upon local territorial bases in distant commercial regions. ” – Lessons of the war with Spain and other articles by Alfred T. Mahan
  13. The State Department created the Division of Special Research, which was divided into Economic, Security, Political, Territorial sections. ” – The Invisible Government by Dan Smoot
  14. Nothing territorial about that. ” – Smoke Bellew by Jack London
  15. But did this omission of the obligation to send here the laws of the Territories work this grant of power to the Territorial Legislature? ” – The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Vol. 1 (of 2) by Jefferson Davis
  16. That was the regiment to a territorial battalion of which my boy John belonged at the outbreak of the war, and with which he served until he was killed. ” – A Minstrel In France by Harry Lauder
  17. “ I now understood the reason for the alteration in my proposed territorial limit from the 14 degrees N. lat. ” – Ismailia by Samuel W. Baker
  18. Who, pray, were the " Territorial Grain Growers' Association"? ” – Deep Furrows by Hopkins Moorhouse
  19. Now, the territorial of forty or forty- five has usually given to the state as many children as he is going to give, while the man of twenty- five or under has usually given the state no children at all. ” – The Rising Tide of Color Against White World-Supremacy by Theodore Lothrop Stoddard
  20. The actual situation which this method of procedure sets up is that our major strategy is offensive- that is, our main movement is positive, having for its aim the occupation of the territorial object. ” – Some Principles of Maritime Strategy by Julian Stafford Corbett