What is territory?

  • (noun): The geographical area under the jurisdiction of a sovereign state.
    Synonyms: soil
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on territory:

Geary County, Kansas - History
... formed on August 30, 1855 as an original county from open, free territory ... It was among the first 33 counties established by the territory government ... Geary, an early Governor of the Kansas Territory ...
Yukon Territory Order Of Polaris
... Order of Polaris is given out by the Government of Yukon Territory in Canada for great service to the territory service to the people of the territory unique culture The Order of Polaris was created by the ... The medal and scroll were presented by the Commissioner of the Yukon Territory (or designate) at a ceremony in Edmonton ...
East Sahuarita, Arizona - History - Incorporation Into The U.S. (1854 -1874 )
... Sahuarita would become a part of the Territory of New Mexico, in the United States of America ... and vacated the area, generally moving westward to Papago territory ... Sahuarita was a part of the Confederate Arizona Territory between 1861 and 1862 before being captured by the Union and incorporated into Arizona ...
Defense Of Marriage Act - Text
... Powers reserved to the states No State, territory, or possession of the United States, or Indian tribe, shall be required to give effect to any public ...
List Of Australian Capital Territory Protected Areas
... The Australian Capital Territory contains 8 separate protected areas with a total land area of 1,230 kmĀ² (50.59% of the territory's area) ... They are managed on territory level by Environment ACT ...

More definitions of "territory":

  • (noun): An area of knowledge or interest.
    Example: "His questions covered a lot of territory"

Famous quotes containing the word territory:

    When the excessively shy force themselves to be forward, they are frequently surprisingly unsubtle and overdirect and even rude: they have entered an extreme region beyond their normal personality, an area of social crime where gradations don’t count; unavailable to them are the instincts and taboos that booming extroverts, who know the territory of self-advancement far better, can rely on.
    Nicholson Baker (b. 1957)

    Size is not grandeur, and territory does not make a nation.
    Thomas Henry Huxley (1825–95)

    A Country is not a mere territory; the particular territory is only its foundation. The Country is the idea which rises upon that foundation; it is the sentiment of love, the sense of fellowship which binds together all the sons of that territory.
    Giuseppe Mazzini (1805–1872)