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territory /ˈterəˌtori/ Brit /ˈtɛrətri/ noun
plural territories
territory
/ˈterəˌtori/ Brit /ˈtɛrətri/
noun
plural territories
Learner's definition of TERRITORY
: an area of land that belongs to or is controlled by a government
[noncount]
[count]
[count] : one of the parts of the United States that is not a state
[count] : any one of the large parts that some countries are divided into
: an area that an animal or group of animals uses and defends
[count]
[noncount]
[noncount] : an area of land or water
sometimes used figuratively
[count] : an area that someone is responsible for when doing a job
[count] sports : the area on a playing field (such as a football field) that is defended by a particular team

come/go with the territory

: to be a natural part of a particular situation, position, or area of work
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