1. a feature that comes with a particular situation
comes with the territory of being in charge
Something which 'comes with the territory' is an accepted issue or complication that comes with something else. Something that 'comes with the territory' is an integral part of something and usually refers to something negative. If you are a doctor in an emergency department you might say that 'late nights and stress comes with the territory in this job'. This is an idiomatic expression used in social and professional contexts.