territory


territory
01. Dogs will usually pee near trees or other objects in order to mark their [territory].
02. Cats are generally very [territorial] animals which will attack any other cats that come near their home.
03. According to the government, the [territory] held by the rebels has been retaken in the last few hours.
04. The Palestinians hope to gain control of the [territories] occupied by Israel.
05. They toured the vast desert [territory] of Australia by jeep.
06. Argentina and Britain went to war over their conflicting [territorial] claims to the Falkland Islands.
07. Lions are very [territorial] animals which will attack any intruders on their land.
08. Paul Fix once said that the only reason some people get lost in thought is because it's unfamiliar [territory].
09. The [territory] of French Polynesia covers an area, including inland water, of about 1,550 square miles.
10. Birds do not sing because they are happy; it is a [territorial] behavior.
11. Mexico lost half its [territory] to the United States in the war which lasted from 1846 to 1848.
12. The rhinoceros uses its horn not only in battles for [territory] or females, but also to defend itself from lions or other attackers.
13. Studies show that the single most important determinant of your life chances is the [territory] within which you are born and spend your life.
14. Studies show that almost all animal societies display clear patterns of [territorial], hierarchical, and sexual inequality.
15. Max Weber defined the state as an association that successfully claims a monopoly on the legitimate use of force within a given [territory].
16. Sixteen percent of Russia's [territory] lies inside the Arctic Circle.
17. Malaysia is a complex country made up of two parts which are divided into three separate [territories].
18. The military in Fiji is responsible for surveillance of the country's [territorial] waters.
19. In March of 1917, Puerto Rico was established as an American [territory].
20. Between 1904 and 1942, Ecuador lost some [territories] in a series of conflicts with its neighbors.
21. Buffalo herds are non-[territorial], and travel with the seasons.

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  • Territory — Ter ri*to*ry, n.; pl. {Territories}. [L. territorium, from terra the earth: cf. F. territoire. See {Terrace}.] 1. A large extent or tract of land; a region; a country; a district. [1913 Webster] He looked, and saw wide territory spread Before him …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • territory — [ter′ə tôr΄ē] n. pl. territories [ME < L territorium < terra,TERRA] 1. the land and waters under the jurisdiction of a nation, state, ruler, etc. 2. a part of a country or empire that does not have the full status of a principal division;… …   English World dictionary

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  • territory — ► NOUN (pl. territories) 1) an area under the jurisdiction of a ruler or state. 2) (Territory) an organized division of a country not having the full rights of a state. 3) an area defended by an animal against others of the same sex or species.… …   English terms dictionary

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