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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Territory  \Ter"ri*to*ry\,  n.;  pl  {Territories}.  [L. 
  territorium  from  terra  the  earth:  cf  F.  territoire  See 
  1.  A  large  extent  or  tract  of  land;  a  region;  a  country;  a 
  He  looked  and  saw  wide  territory  spread  Before  him 
  --  towns,  and  rural  works  between.  --Milton. 
  2.  The  extent  of  land  belonging  to  or  under  the  dominion  of 
  a  prince,  state,  or  other  form  of  government;  often  a 
  tract  of  land  lying  at  a  distance  from  the  parent  country 
  or  from  the  seat  of  government;  as  the  territory  of  a 
  State;  the  territories  of  the  East  India  Company. 
  3.  In  the  United  States,  a  portion  of  the  country  not 
  included  within  the  limits  of  any  State,  and  not  yet 
  admitted  as  a  State  into  the  Union,  but  organized  with  a 
  separate  legislature,  under  a  Territorial  governor  and 
  other  officers  appointed  by  the  President  and  Senate  of 
  the  United  States.  In  Canada,  a  similarly  organized 
  portion  of  the  country  not  yet  formed  into  a  Province. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  region  marked  off  for  administrative  or  other  purposes 
  [syn:  {district}] 
  2:  a  territorial  possession  controlled  by  a  ruling  state  [syn: 
  {dominion},  {territorial  dominion},  {province},  {mandate}, 
  3:  an  area  of  knowledge  or  interest;  "his  questions  covered  a 
  lot  of  territory" 

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