territorial (adj.) te-ruh-taw-ree-uhl relating to the ownership of. "Y'know what, Benny?!" I was beyond irritated. "Yes, Lacey?" He fired back. "You get jealous too easily! You get so aggravated when I talk to certain guys." "I'm not jealous, okay?!" "Yes you are!" Benny let out a harsh sigh. "No, Lacey! I'm jus' territorial. Jealous is when you want somethin' that ain't yours. Territorial is protectin' what already is yours."