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]

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  • territoriality — 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… …   Law dictionary

  • 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

  • territoriality — /ˌtɛrətɔriˈæləti/ (say .teruhtawree aluhtee) noun 1. territorial quality, condition, or status. 2. the behaviour of an animal in claiming and defending its territory: *Man s behaviour is based not simply on capacity for aggression and… …   Australian-English dictionary

  • 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 — 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

  • territoriality — /ter i tawr ee al i tee, tohr /, n. 1. territorial quality, condition, or status. 2. the behavior of an animal in defining and defending its territory. 3. attachment to or protection of a territory or domain. [1890 95; TERRITORIAL + ITY] * * * …   Universalium

  • territoriality — noun a) a pattern of behaviour in animals that defines and defends a territory; more typical of males b) the legal status of a territory …   Wiktionary

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