Meaning of “territorial” in the English Dictionary

"territorial" in British English

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territorialadjective

uk /ˌter.ɪˈtɔː.ri.əl/ us /ˌter.əˈtɔːr.i.əl/

C2 relating to territory:

a territorial dispute
Some animals and birds are territorial (= they mark out areas which they defend against others).

Territorialnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌter.ɪˈtɔː.ri.əl/ us /ˌter.əˈtɔːr.i.əl/

a member of the Territorial Army

(Definition of “territorial” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"territorial" in American English

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territorialadjective [ not gradable ]

us /ˌter·əˈtɔr·i·əl, -ˈtoʊr-/

relating to territory or a particular territory :

He served as territorial governor.
Some animals are territorial (= they defend particular areas against other animals).

(Definition of “territorial” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"territorial" in Business English

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territorialadjective [ before noun ]

uk /ˌterɪˈtɔːriəl/ us

relating to a particular region:

They did not want to grant territorial exclusivity to wholesale distributors.

(Definition of “territorial” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)