territory
ter·ri·to·ry /'ter-ə-ˌtōr-ē/ n pl -ries
1: a geographical area belonging to or under the jurisdiction of a governmental authority
2: a political subdivision of a country
3: a part of the U.S. (as Guam or the U.S. Virgin Islands) not included within any state but organized with a separate legislature compare trust territory
ter·ri·to·ri·al /ˌter-ə-'tōr-ē-əl/ adj
ter·ri·to·ri·al·ly adv

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

territory
I noun ager, area, beat, circuit, clime, demesne, district, division, domain, dominion, environs, expanse, field, land, latitude, locale, place, precinct, property, province, quarter, realm, regio, region, scene, section, terrain, tract, zone II index area (province), bailiwick, capacity (sphere), circuit, district, domain (sphere of influence), dominion (absolute ownership), estate (property), freehold, jurisdiction, locality, location, parcel, possessions, property (land), province, purview, realm, region, scope, section (vicinity), site, space, venue, vicinity, zone

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


territory
n.
A defined area of land; an area or region under the control of one government or ruler; the area in which a judge has jurisdiction; a region that is organized and governed according to the terms of a particular nation but has not yet been admitted to statehood in that nation.
adj.
territorial

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


territory
A part of a country separated from the rest and subject to a particular jurisdiction.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


territory
A part of a country separated from the rest and subject to a particular jurisdiction.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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