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adjective territorial pronunciation in British English /ˌterəˈtɔːriəl/
  1. 2
    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

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

territorially

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