adjacent territory

The suburbs of a city which are not within the limits of another municipality. Johnson City v Weeks, 133 Term 277, 180 SW 327, 3 ALR 1431, 1432. As the expression is used in air application to appropriate water for municipal use in adjacent territory, it is held to refer to built-up territory outside of but immediately adjacent to, the respective incorporated cities named in the application. Rich v McClure, 78 Cal App 209, 248 P 275.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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