ter·ri·to·ri·al·i·ty /ˌter-ə-ˌtōr-ē-'a-lə-tē/ n
1: territorial status
2: the jurisdiction of a sovereign state over matters within the limits of its territory esp. as exercisable apart from the minimum contacts standard for personal jurisdiction over nonresidents

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

A term that signifies a connection or limitation with reference to a particular geographic area or country.

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

A term that signifies a connection or limitation with reference to a particular geographic area or country.

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

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  • Territoriality — Ter ri*to ri*al i*ty n. (Zool.) a pattern of behavior characterized by the marking and defense of a home territory, exhibited by certain male animals. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • territoriality — territoriality. См. территориальность. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • territoriality — (n.) 1894, from TERRITORIAL (Cf. territorial) + ITY (Cf. ity) …   Etymology dictionary

  • territoriality — [ter΄ə tôr΄ē al′ə tē] n. 1. the state or quality of being territorial 2. Ethology the behavior pattern exhibited by an animal in defending its territory …   English World dictionary

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  • territoriality — territorial; territoriality These terms are used to signify connection with, or limitation with reference to, a particular country or territory. Thus, territorial law is the correct expression for the law of a particular country or state,… …   Black's law dictionary

  • territoriality — territorial ► ADJECTIVE 1) relating to the ownership of an area of land or sea. 2) relating to a territory or area. 3) (of an animal) tending to defend a territory. ► NOUN (Territorial) ▪ (in the UK) a member of the Territorial Army. DERIVATIVES …   English terms dictionary

  • Territoriality (nonverbal communication) — Territoriality is a term associated with nonverbal communication that refers to how people use space to communicate ownership/occupancy of areas and possessions (Beebe, Beebe, Redmond, 2008, p. 209). The anthropological concept branches from the… …   Wikipedia

  • Territoriality principle — The territoriality principle gives legal authority for a state to exercise jurisdiction in a case, due to location of the crime. This principle also bars states from exercising jurisdiction beyond its borders, though with some possible exceptions …   Wikipedia

  • territoriality — noun Date: 1864 1. territorial status 2. a. persistent attachment to a specific territory b. the pattern of behavior associated with the defense of a territory …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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