Definitions for "Territorial Authority"
District and city council areas adopted in October 1989 (see maps 1 and 2).
Local government structure, either a city council or district council (including the four unitary authorities). There are 74 territorial authorities in New Zealand (15 city and 59 district councils), responsible for the provision of local services and land use planning. (see local government model and regional council) (NZ)
the UK authority which has power to do certain things in connection with co-operation with other countries and international organisations in relation to the collection of or hearing of evidence etc;