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Definitions of territory:

part of speech: noun

The extent of land around or belonging to a city or state: domain: in the United States, a portion of the country not yet admitted as a State into the Union, and still under a provisional government.

part of speech: adjective

A district of country; the whole extent of land subject to a state, city, or sovereign prince; any district or division.

part of speech: noun

A large tract of land; region; district; entire extent of land and water under the control of one ruler or government: Territory, in the United States, a region, sometimes undeveloped, under a temporary government, that may become a State; as, Alaska Territory.

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To pair off, to separate from a company in pairs; in Parliament, applied to two members of opposite political opinions when they agree to absent themselves from divisions of the House for a specified time in order to neutralise each other's votes; the term is similarly applied to electors, & c., of opposite views who agree mutually to refrain from voting. ...

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