• Territory of the Hudson's Bay Company, 1670 to 1870
    Territory of the Hudson's Bay Company, 1670 to 1870
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj territorial belonging to the territory of any state or ruler "territorial rights"
    • adj territorial displaying territoriality; defending a territory from intruders "territorial behavior","strongly territorial birds"
    • adj territorial of or relating to a territory "the territorial government of the Virgin Islands","territorial claims made by a country"
    • n territorial a territorial military unit
    • n territorial nonprofessional soldier member of a territorial military unit
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Map of the United States showing the Southern Confederacy, the Slave States that did not Secede, and the Territories Map of the United States showing the Southern Confederacy, the Slave States that did not Secede, and the Territories

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Male koalas mark their territory by rubbing their chests on a tree. Male koalas have a dark scent gland in the middle of their chest
    • Territorial (Zool) exhibiting territoriality; -- of individual animals or species.
    • Territorial Limited to a certain district; as, right may be personal or territorial .
    • Territorial Of or pertaining to all or any of the Territories of the United States, or to any district similarly organized elsewhere; as, Territorial governments.
    • Territorial Of or pertaining to territory or land; as, territorial limits; territorial jurisdiction.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The Bateleur eagle of Africa hunts over a territory of 250 square miles a day.
    • territorial Of or pertaining to territory or land.
    • territorial Limited to a certain district: as, rights may be personal or territorial.
    • territorial [capitalized] Of or pertaining to one of the Territories of the United States: as, a Territorial governor; the Territorial condition.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Cats often rub up against people and furniture to lay their scent and mark their territory. They do it this way, as opposed to the way dogs do it, because they have scent glands in their faces.
    • adj Territorial pertaining to territory: limited to a district
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  • Hector Babenko
    Hector Babenko
    “Curiosity doesn't matter any more. These days people don't want to be transported to emotional territories where they don't know how to react.”
  • Jules Favre
    Jules Favre
    “Not an inch of our territory not a stone of our fortress.”
  • Graham Greene
    “He entered the territory of lies without a passport for return.”
  • Leo Buscaglia
    “Life is uncharted territory. It reveals its story one moment at a time.”
  • Will Rogers
    “In the early days of the Indian Territory, there were no such things as birth certificates. You being there was certificate enough.”
  • Alan Alda
    Alan Alda
    “ORIGINALITY is unexplored territory. You get there by carrying a canoe -- you can't take a taxi.”


Bandit territory - An area or an industry, profession, etc, where rules and laws are ignored or flouted is bandit territory.
Come with the territory - If something comes with the territory, it is part of a job or responsibility and just has to be accepted, even if unpleasant.
Comes with the territory - If something comes with the territory, especially when undesirable, it is automatically included with something else, like a job, responsibility, etc.('Goes with the territory' is also used.)
Virgin territory - If something is virgin territory, it hasn't been explored before.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. territorialis,: cf. F. territorial,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. territoriumterra, the earth.


In literature:

This was just a sample of the many similar incidents that occurred from time to time throughout the Territory.
"Arizona's Yesterday" by John H. Cady
Fighting also developed now in the Pripet Marshes and the territory immediately adjoining.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume V (of 8)"
South Dakota as a Territory permitted women to vote for all school officers.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV" by Various
Yet Territorials like the Manchesters possessed a range of talent in many ways beyond the normal standard of the Army.
"With Manchesters in the East" by Gerald B. Hurst
Green, all of Oklahoma Territory, and Mrs. Mary C. Harvey of Indian Territory.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume VI" by Various
Governor William Henry Harrison, of Indiana Territory, struck first.
"Boys' Book of Frontier Fighters" by Edwin L. Sabin
It is preferable to simple democracy even in small territories.
"The Writings Of Thomas Paine, Complete" by Thomas Paine
In the eastern part of what had been the Territory of Michigan the people had framed and adopted a State Constitution.
"History of the Constitutions of Iowa" by Benjamin F. Shambaugh
Of the territory in dispute, the United States got about seven-twelfths and Canada five-twelfths.
"The Makers of Canada: Index and Dictionary of Canadian History" by Various
Montana was a part of Idaho Territory until May, 1864, when it was organized as a separate Territory.
"The Greater Republic" by Charles Morris
Neither the phratry nor the gens of the Kamilaroi forms a distinct territorial community.
"The Origin of the Family Private Property and the State" by Frederick Engels
From it raids were made on French territory.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 3" by Various
The elector did not, however, take possession of the newly-acquired territories at once.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 4" by Various
It lies so near us as to be hardly separated from our territory.
"The History of Cuba, vol. 4" by Willis Fletcher Johnson
The Territorial Force, or, as it is to be called in future, the Territorial Army, is raised entirely on a county or territorial basis.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 2" by Various
The limit of the territory which still remained loyal was ever shrinking, and what was once lost was hardly ever regained.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 5" by Various
Upon such a map only those portions which represented partially explored territory were thus colored.
"The World and Its People: Book VII" by Anna B. Badlam
In Roman eyes these Barbarians never had any title to Italian territory; they could give none.
"A Short History of Italy" by Henry Dwight Sedgwick
Suppose the territorial legislature attempts to prohibit slavery, and thus do what Congress itself cannot do in the territories.
"Presidential Candidates:" by D. W. Bartlett
Akasava adjoins that king's territory, and the chief came to give hints in military affairs.
"Sanders of the River" by Edgar Wallace

In poetry:

I think and write not as I did before;
And with their song of earth, entire
Freed territories add their mighty voice,
A booming octave in a choir.
"Spring" by Boris Pasternak
I am a barbarian, a Khazar, a Saracen.
Batterer of Roman walls, dynamite’s low rumble
Angrier than Rusudan, bowing, not humbled--
The ache of lost territories eats at my spleen.
"Self-Portrait" by Giorgi Leonidze
But it was a good thing Clive returned to India again,
Because a wicked prince in his territory wouldn't allow the british to remain,
And he resolved to drive them off his land,
And marched upon them boldly with thousands of his band.
"A Summary History of Lord Clive" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Disney to Release ' Centenarian Who Climbed Out The Window' in Nordic Territories.
Grizzly bear territory and elevations that top at 14,000 feet.
Last week, after making light about territorial concert blankets, a couple of our elected officials went ballistic on me.
Second season-ending QB injury 'isn't new territory' for second-year Maryland coach.
Mexicans lived in America before many territories became states.
It's finally in positive territory for the first time since March.
Few musicians ever get the chance to forge their own path, blazing musical territory previously unexplored.
This would be the final step in the deregulation of Ohio's largest natural-gas utility territory, going from a completely regulated monopoly in the 1990s to one in which unregulated companies provide all the options.
Latest News On The Move IB Goodman names McClure Southeast Territory Manager.
Goodman sales team as Southeast Territory Manager.
It comes with the territory.
IShares Dow Jones US Technology Sector Index Fund Enters Oversold Territory.
Returns stayed in positive territory in the second quarter, but slipped again by a few basis points, according to NCREIF's Preliminary Snapshot report on its Open-End Diversified Core Equity index .
Husband-and-wife duo TAPESTRY entered new instrumental territory for its rendition of "Greensleeves," the opening track of "Holiday Wishes.
Expert says Palestinians don't need financial aid / Ex- International Monetary Fund official says investments, not donations, needed more to rebuild economy of territories.

In science:

The solid line with squares presents the probabilities of an attack from three territories with two troops in each.
On probabilities of Risk type board game combats
The dash-dot line with circles presents the probabilities of an attack from two territories with three troops in both.
On probabilities of Risk type board game combats
From the figure one can see the obvious result that it is better to attack with more troops on one round than to split the same amount into a greater number of territories.
On probabilities of Risk type board game combats
The expectation E as introduced in Eq. (18) when attacking from a single territory with three troops is drawn in Fig. 4 along with the one σ boundaries.
On probabilities of Risk type board game combats
This implies that, conditioned on the event {γ is minimizing}, the geodesic is unbounded and will be forced to enter unexplored territory, closely approximating any local configuration of the Riemannian metric with positive probability.
Geodesics of Random Riemannian Metrics I: Random Perturbations of Euclidean Geometry
The purpose of this contribution is a further step into ’disordered territory’, here via the analysis of mixed substitutions that are randomly applied at a local level.
Random noble means substitutions
The adjustment of life-time for each cell is also not easily applicable even in the sophisticated mathematical model of STIT, when we consider a construction of network in a procedural manner such as load balancing in a territory of node.
Combinatorial and approximative analyses in a spatially random division process
Although this paper discusses a simple case of uniformly random selections of rectangles and of division points in order to deduce the distribution of areas, the selections can be extended to other cases, e.g., according to a given population in a territory of node for real statistical data.
Combinatorial and approximative analyses in a spatially random division process
In a real sense, in non-perturbative quantum gravity, we are entering a completely uncharted territory and the mathematical techniques required are quite new.
Overview and Outlook
The territorial maps shown in figures 1, 2, and 3 are intuitively useful tools for displaying what type a particular text is, compared with other existing texts.
Recognizing Text Genres with Simple Metrics Using Discriminant Analysis
The essential resemblance between the method for the real and complex spaces makes the exploration of the new territory easier by consciously exploiting the analogies, while at the same time pointing out the differences with the familiar real trigonometry.
Trigonometry of spacetimes: a new self-dual approach to a curvature/signature (in)dependent trigonometry
We next venture into the virgin-so-far territory of Quantum Number Theory (QNT). (“What is QNT?” Turn your imagination on and find out.) Let p be a prime and a be a positive integer coprime to p.
And free lunch for all...
We start entering a less explored territory, despite the great importance of the issue.
Ten questions on Group Field Theory (and their tentative answers)
In the high-energy collisions of protons at the LHC, we are exploring an unprecedented territory of QCD physics under extreme condition in a small collision system.
Observation of a "Ridge" correlation structure in high multiplicity proton-proton collisions: A brief review
Storage, information retrieval, preservation, loss and damage, are some of the issues, to name a few, that people have to deal with in this territory.
Examining Motivations behind Paper Usage in Academia