noun | \ ˈter-ə-ˌtōr-ē \ | ter·ri·to·ry
  1. : a geographical area belonging to or under the jurisdiction of a governmental authority

  1. : a political subdivision of a country

  1. : a part of the U.S. (as Guam or the U.S. Virgin Islands) not included within any state but organized with a separate legislature — compare trust territory