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1‘a tiny British territory on the outskirts of eastern Polynesia’
area of land, area, region, enclave
country, state, land, dependency, colony, dominion, protectorate, fief, possession, holding
domain, county, district, zone, sector, quarter
terrain, land, tract of land, ground, countryside
3‘practically everyone else has been muscling in on my territory lately’
domain, area of concern, area of interest, area of knowledge, province, department, field, preserve, sphere, arena, realm, world
informal bailiwick, turf
4‘Sheffield was his territory’
sphere of operations, area, section, stamping ground
British informal patch, manor
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