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territorial

ter·ri·to·ri·al

territorial

 
pronunciation:
te ri to ri l
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of or relating to land or territory.
definition 2: limited to a particular territory; regional.
definition 3: characterized by defensiveness of one's territory.
definition 4: (sometimes cap.) organized for the defense of a home or nation.
a territorial army
 
part of speech: noun
definition: (sometimes cap.) a soldier who is a member of a territorial army.
derivation: territorially (adv.)
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The word territorial contains the following part:
-al2, -ial, -ual Latin adjective-forming suffix that means pertaining to
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The suffix -al2, -ial attaches primarily to nouns (national , environmental ) but sometimes to Latin or Greek roots (final , capital , comical ) to form adjectives. See also -ar1.