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English definition of “territory”

territory

noun [C/U]    /ˈter·əˌtɔr·i, -ˌtoʊr·i/
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.
(Definition of territory noun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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