annexation

[an-ik-sey-shuhn, -ek-]
noun
1.
the act or an instance of annexing, especially new territory.
2.
the fact of being annexed.
3.
something annexed.

Origin:
1605–15; < Medieval Latin annexātiōn- (stem of annexātiō), equivalent to annexāt(us) joined to (past participle of annexāre; see annex, -ate1) + -iōn- -ion

annexational, adjective
antiannexation, adjective
deannexation, noun
nonannexation, noun
proannexation, adjective
reannexation, noun
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annexation (ˌænɪkˈseɪʃən, -ɛk-)
 
n
1.  the act of annexing, esp territory, or the condition of being annexed
2.  something annexed
 
annexational
 
adj
 
annexationism
 
n
 
annexationist
 
n

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annexation
1620s, from M.L. annexiationem (nom. annexatio) "action of annexing," noun of action from annexatus, pp. of annexare (see annex).
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annexation

a formal act whereby a state proclaims its sovereignty over territory hitherto outside its domain. Unlike cession, whereby territory is given or sold through treaty, annexation is a unilateral act made effective by actual possession and legitimized by general recognition

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Example sentences
The process of annexation is going on rapidly with the suburbs of all our large cities.
If the two part ways, the college could become unincorporated or it could seek annexation into a neighboring town.
But attempts at annexation are usually made in jest.
Annexation is the process by which a city adds land to its jurisdiction.
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