from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An act of annexing, or territories that have been annexed.
  • n. A legal merging of a territory into another body.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of annexing; process of attaching, adding, or appending; the act of connecting; union.
  • n.
  • n. The union of property with a freehold so as to become a fixture. Bouvier. (b) (Scots Law) The appropriation of lands or rents to the crown.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of annexing or uniting at the end; the act of adding, as a smaller thing to a greater; the act of connecting; conjunction; addition: as, the annexation of Texas to the United States.
  • n. That which is annexed or added.
  • n. In law: The attachment of chattels to a freehold, in such a manner as to give them the character of fixtures.
  • n. In Scots law, the appropriating of church lands to the crown, or the union of lands lying at a distance from the kirk to which they belong to the kirk which is nearest to them.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the formal act of acquiring something (especially territory) by conquest or occupation
  • n. incorporation by joining or uniting


From Medieval Latin annexation-, stem of annexatio ("action of annexing"), from past participle of annecto (Wiktionary)



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