territory

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Noun[change]

Singular
territory

Plural
territories

  1. A person's, animal's, or group's territory is land he, she, or they claim, own, or control.
    The wolf defended its territory.
  2. (by extension) Your territory is what belongs to you. This could mean things, power, mates, or even responsibilities.
    Don't move into my territory in this office, especially not in sales.
    I heard one of the girls tell her friends to stay away from him because he's her territory.
  3. A territory large amount of land, like a country or a state. Often, this means a large piece of land claimed as part of a country.
    Porta Rico is a U.S. territory, but not a state.