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English Dictionary: Territories by the DICT Development Group
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From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Territory \Ter"ri*to*ry\, n.; pl. {Territories}. [L.
      territorium, from terra the earth: cf. F. territoire. See
      1. A large extent or tract of land; a region; a country; a
                     He looked, and saw wide territory spread Before him
                     -- towns, and rural works between.      --Milton.
      2. The extent of land belonging to, or under the dominion of,
            a prince, state, or other form of government; often, a
            tract of land lying at a distance from the parent country
            or from the seat of government; as, the territory of a
            State; the territories of the East India Company.
      3. In the United States, a portion of the country not
            included within the limits of any State, and not yet
            admitted as a State into the Union, but organized with a
            separate legislature, under a Territorial governor and
            other officers appointed by the President and Senate of
            the United States. In Canada, a similarly organized
            portion of the country not yet formed into a Province.
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