1 adj Territorial means concerned with the ownership of a particular area of land or water.
usu ADJ n
It is the only republic which has no territorial disputes with the others...
2 adj If you describe an animal or its behaviour as territorial, you mean that it has an area which it regards as its own, and which it defends when other animals try to enter it. Two cats or more in one house will also exhibit territorial behaviour.
The Territorial Army is a British armed force whose members are not professional soldiers but train as soldiers in their spare time. n-proper the N
A country's territorial waters are the parts of the sea close to its coast which are recognized by international agreement to be under its control, especially with regard to fishing rights. n-plural usu poss/adj N
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