Definitions of "territory"
  1. An area of land that is under the control or authority of a government
  2. A region within a country, often with its own local government
  3. A part of the United States, like Guam or the U.S. Virgin Islands, which is not within a state, but has its own law-making body
How to use "territory" in a sentence
  1. The island became a US territory after the war.
  2. The territory is seeking statehood, which would grant it representation in Congress.
  3. Despite not being a state, the territory has its own legislature and infrastructure.

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