territoriality

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ter·ri·to·ri·al·i·ty

(ter'i-tō'rē-al'i-tē),
1. The tendency of individuals or groups to defend a particular domain or sphere of interest or influence.
2. The tendency of an individual animal to define a finite space as its own habitat from which it will fight off trespassing animals of its own species.

territoriality

[ter′itôr′ē·al′itē]
an emotional attachment to and defense of certain areas related to one's existence. Humans and animals generally establish a claim to or occupy a defined or undefined area over which they can maintain some degree of control.
The relatively stationary zones and invisible boundaries that regulate interaction

ter·ri·to·ri·al·i·ty

(ter'i-tōr'ē-al'i-tē)
1. The tendency of individuals or groups of people to defend a particular domain or sphere of interest or influence.
2. The tendency of an individual animal to define a finite space as its own habitat from which it will fight off trespassing animals of its own species.

territoriality

see territorial aggression.