- the act or an instance of annexing, or adding to something larger, especially the incorporation of new territory into the domain of a city, country, or state.
- the fact of being annexed: Annexation of the two parts of the Bronx in 1874 and 1895 gave New York City the last of its five boroughs.
- something annexed: Victory in battle resulted in territorial annexations that remained difficult to govern.
Origin of annexation
Examples from the Web for annexation
“It is not dissimilar from Putin using the Duma to ratify his annexation of the Crimea,” he said.Britain’s PM Cameron And His Awful Assault on Human Rights Court
October 3, 2014
Last April, shortly after annexation, the Duma voted for the law allowing gaming zones in Crimea.Putin's Crimea Is a Big Anti-Gay Casino
September 8, 2014
The police have made little secret of what they want—Russian annexation.Inside Putin's Rigged Ukraine Election
May 12, 2014
Oh, and beyond the psychological impacts, Russia is likely to face significant costs as a result of the Crimea annexation.Flex Muscle Spending Has Left Putin’s Russia in an Economic Freeze Frame
April 11, 2014
The Crimea annexation was a step in this direction, in Dugin's opinion.Alexander Dugin: The Crazy Ideologue of the New Russian Empire
April 2, 2014
What they do regard it as, is a menace to their independence, and a prelude to annexation.The Story of the Malakand Field Force
Sir Winston S. Churchill
At first, as was only natural, the inhabitants could not realize the annexation.In the Heart of Vosges
The annexation feeling is reviving in some portions of Lower Canada.
There is a good deal of talk in the newspapers about the annexation of Cuba.Latin America and the United States
The Germans, as a Frenchman wittily remarked, are born with the mania of annexation.England and Germany
Emile Joseph Dillon
- the act of annexing, esp territory, or the condition of being annexed
- something annexed
Word Origin and History for annexation
1620s, from Medieval Latin annexiationem (nominative annexatio) "action of annexing," noun of action from past participle stem of annexare (see annex). The Middle English noun form was annexion "union; joining; territory acquired" (mid-15c.).