[an-ik-sey-shuh-niz-uh m, an-ek-]


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 formsan·nex·a·tion·ist, noun, adjectivean·ti·an·nex·a·tion·ist, noun, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for annexationist

Historical Examples of annexationist

  • 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