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territory/ˈterəˌtori/
British/ˈtɛrətri/noun
pluralterritories
territory
/ˈterəˌtori/British/ˈtɛrətri/
noun
pluralterritories
Learner's definition of TERRITORY  
: an area of land that belongs to or is controlled by a government
[noncount]
[count]
   b [count] : one of the parts of the United States that is not a state
   c [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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