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Definition of Territory


  1. A large extent or tract of land; a region; a country; a district.
  2. The extent of land belonging to, or under the dominion of, a prince, state, or other form of government; often, a tract of land lying at a distance from the parent country or from the seat of government; as, the territory of a State; the territories of the East India Company.
  3. 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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Territory Translations

territory in Dutch is territoir, ban, gebied, grondgebied
territory in French is territoire
territory in German is Landschaft, Gebiet
territory in Latin is fines finium
territory in Spanish is territorio