annexationism

[ an-ik-sey-shuh-niz-uh m, an-ek- ]
/ ˌæn ɪkˈseɪ ʃəˌnɪz əm, ˌæn ɛk- /

noun

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

an·nex·a·tion·ist, noun, adjectivean·ti·an·nex·a·tion·ist, noun, adjective
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