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Middle English territorie from Latin territōrium from terra earth ters- in Indo-European roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Latin territorium, from terra the earth
I will be in your territory for some time.
From now on the kitchen was her territory – just as he thought it was Katie's territory.
I was just marking my territory, so to speak.
Darkyn was claiming his territory with one small touch.
It was for some while the frontier of the Roman territory and was often in the hands of Veii.
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