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territory British & World English

An area of land under the jurisdiction of a ruler or state

territory English Thesaurus

a tiny British territory on the outskirts of eastern Polynesia

territory New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(capital in names; abbreviation Terr.)

Territory in territory British & World English

(Especially in the US, Canada, or Australia) an organized division of a country that is not yet admitted to the full rights of a state

trust territory British & World English

A territory under the trusteeship of the United Nations or of a state designated by them

Union Territory British & World English

Any of several territories of India which are administered by the central government

Yukon Territory British & World English

A territory of NW Canada, on the border with Alaska; population 30,372 (2006); capital, Whitehorse. The population increased briefly during the Klondike gold rush (1897-9)

Union Territory New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

territory of India administered by the central government

capital territory British & World English

(In Australia, Nigeria, Pakistan, etc.) the territory containing the capital city of the country

Northern Territory British & World English

A state of north central Australia; population 219,818 (2008); capital, Darwin. The territory was annexed by the state of South Australia in 1863, and administered by the Commonwealth of Australia from 1911. It became a self-governing territory in 1978

Northwest Territory British & World English

A region and former territory of the US lying between the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers and the Great Lakes. It was acquired in 1783 after the War of American Independence and now forms the states of Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, and Wisconsin

Jervis Bay Territory British & World English

A territory on Jervis Bay on the SE coast of Australia. Incorporated in 1915 as a sea outlet for the Australian Capital Territory, it separated from the Capital Territory in 1988

go with the territory British & World English

Be an unavoidable result of a particular situation

Australian Capital Territory British & World English

A federal territory in New South Wales, Australia, consisting of two enclaves ceded by New South Wales, one in 1911 to contain Canberra, the other in 1915 containing Jervis Bay; the latter became the Jervis Bay Territory in 1988

British Antarctic Territory British & World English

That part of Antarctica claimed by Britain. Designated in 1962 from territory that was formerly part of the Falkland Islands Dependencies, it includes some 388,500 sq. km (150,058 sq. miles) of the continent of Antarctica as well as the South Orkney Islands and South Shetland Islands in the South Atlantic

British overseas territory British & World English

A territory that is under the sovereignty of the UK but does not form part of the UK itself, such as Bermuda, Gibraltar, and the Falkland Islands

Australian Capital Territory New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

federal territory in New South Wales, Australia

Australian Antarctic Territory British & World English

An area of Antarctica administered by Australia, lying between longitudes 142° east and 136° east

British Indian Ocean Territory British & World English

A British overseas territory in the Indian Ocean, comprising the Chagos Archipelago and (until 1976) parts of the Seychelles. Ceded to Britain by France in 1814, the islands became a dependency in 1965. There are no permanent inhabitants, but British and US naval personnel occupy the island of Diego Garcia

poach on someone's territory British & World English

Encroach on someone else’s rights

British Indian Ocean Territory New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

British overseas territory in the Indian Ocean, including Diego Garcia

National Capital Territory of Delhi British & World English

A territory in north central India containing the old city of Delhi and the capital New Delhi

Pacific Islands, Trust Territory of the British & World English

A UN trusteeship established in 1947 under US administration and dissolved in 1994. It included the Caroline, Marshall, and Mariana islands, today all components of the Marshall Islands, the Northern Mariana Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, or Palau

Afars and Issas, French Territory of the British & World English

Former name (1946–77) for the Republic of Djibouti.

poach on someone's territory in poach2 British & World English

Encroach on someone else’s rights

go with the territory in territory British & World English

Be an unavoidable result of a particular situation

go or come with the territory in territory British & World English

Be an unavoidable result of a particular situation


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