Translation of territory in Spanish:

territory

Pronunciation: /ˈterətɔːri; ˈterɪtəri; -tri/

n (pl -ries)

  • 1 1.1 u (land) territorio (m)
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    • The leader decided that he would never lose power again and openly declared that he would accept support from anyone including bandits and evil rulers from other territories.
    • It is binding on all States in all territories under their jurisdiction or effective control.
    • As each of the rulers of these territories claimed he was the rightful successor, a bloody war that lasted for generations was fought.
    1.2 c (colony, area) territorio (m)
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    • I'd only been home for five months, having been living in the hills of the Northern Territories in Canada before this trip.
    • The national figures compare Years Three and Five reading and numeracy levels across Australian States and Territories.
    • Many of the Australian States and Territories have enacted child welfare legislation during the past decade.
  • 2 u c (of salesman, agent) área (f‡); (of animal) territorio (m) to encroach on sb's territory invadir el terreno or el territorio de algn
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    • Most species defend small territories only during spawning.
    • The off-center peak of this creature's shell allows the limpet to use it like a bulldozer to clear its territory of other animals.
    • Breeding pairs defend large territories for nesting and foraging.
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    • The sales force went through major change in 1992 when regional business managers were appointed with budgetary responsibility for their territory.
    • In terms of your own department, function, territory or responsibility, how can your company enhance its market share of some product or service?
    • The accountancy/small biz software specialist now wants to be known as Best Software in the US, a territory now responsible for more than half group sales.

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