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adjective     territorial pronunciation in British English
/ˌterəˈtɔːriəl/
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    territorial animals or people do not like other animals or people entering an area that they believe belongs to them

    Sharks are extremely territorial and antagonistic towards their own kind.

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territoriality

     territoriality pronunciation in British English
/ˌterəˌtɔːriˈæləti/ noun [uncountable]
 
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