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English definition of “territory”

territory

noun [C/U]  /ˈter·əˌtɔr·i, -ˌtoʊr·i/ us  
an area of land, sea, or space, esp. when it belongs to or is connected with a particular country, person, or animal: [U] Maryland gave up territory to form Washington, DC. [C] The UN is sending aid to the occupied territories.
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