territory etymology

English word territory comes from Latin -torium, Latin terra

Detailed word origin of territory

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-torium Latin (lat)
terra Latin (lat) the world, the globe, earth as a celestial object. Earth's surface (dry land and sea together; as opposed to the heavens). A land, a region, a country. Earth, soil, dirt. Ground, dry land.
territory English (eng) (Canada) One of three of Canada's federated entities, located in the country's Arctic, with fewer powers than a province and created by an act of Parliament rather than by the Constitution: Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut.. (ecology) An area that an animal of a particular species consistently defends against its conspecifics.. (sports, and, games) The part of the playing field or [...]

Words with the same origin as territory

Descendants of -torium
auditorium fed federal lavatory provincial territorial
Descendants of terra