[an-ik-sey-shuh n, -ek-]
- 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
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- the act of annexing, esp territory, or the condition of being annexed
- something annexed
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Word Origin and History for de-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.).
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