Overseas-territory meaning

A country or smaller territory which politically is either an integral part of - or in some dependent (e.g. colonial) relationship with another state, but is geographically separated from that 'mother state' by the sea, without bordering it or its coastal waters.
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(law) A more specific status legally defined under a constitution for one or more of the above territories.
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Noun

Singular:
overseas-territory
Plural:
overseas territories