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annexationism

[an-ik-sey-shuh-niz-uh m, an-ek-]
noun
  1. the theory or practice of taking over another country's territory, especially by force.
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Origin of annexationism

First recorded in 1840–50; annexation + -ism
Related formsan·nex·a·tion·ist, noun, adjectivean·ti·an·nex·a·tion·ist, noun, adjective
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