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ter•ri•to•ri•al•ism



Pronunciation: (ter"i-tôr'ē-u-liz"um, -tōr'-), [key]
n.
1. a principle or system that gives predominance to the landed classes.
2. Also called territo'rial sys"tem. a theory of church policy according to which the supreme ecclesiastical authority is vested in the civil power.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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