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[usually in singular] The need to claim and defend a territory.
- ‘However, because of tribal rules, jurisdictional disputes, and territorial imperatives, each chief was reluctant to become involved in the struggle.’
- ‘According to Milton Henry who talked about ‘territorial imperative’, ‘the urge for territory seems to be an innate, deeply rooted part of the nature of all living species of animals.’’
- ‘How doctors decorate their consulting rooms can be a matter of style, personal preference, territorial imperatives, or culture.’
- ‘Importantly, this was not by territorial acquisition, but by the creation of a new political superstructure whose very purpose was to eliminate the crisis originally created by the territorial imperative.’
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