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[an-ik-sey-shuh-niz-uh m, an-ek-] /ˌæn ɪkˈseɪ ʃəˌnɪz əm, ˌæn ɛk-/
the theory or practice of taking over another country's territory, especially by force.
Origin of annexationism
First recorded in 1840-50; annexation + -ism
Related forms
annexationist, noun, adjective
antiannexationist, noun, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The annexationist and filibustering schemes of the decade immediately preceding the War of Secession were prompted by two motives.

  • The Fox was an "expansionist" and an annexationist out of sympathy for the oppressed ponies of the Cheyennes.

    Collection of Nebraska Pioneer Reminiscences Nebraska Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution
  • It became a personal matter in the ward schools and small boys pursued small boys with hateful cries of "annexationist!"

    The Imperialist (a.k.a. Mrs. Everard Cotes) Sara Jeannette Duncan

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