Pronunciation: (ter"i-tôr'ē-u-liz"um, -tōr'-), [key]
1. a principle or system that gives predominance to the landed classes.
2. Also called territo'rial sys"tem. a theory of church policy according to which the supreme ecclesiastical authority is vested in the civil power.
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