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annexation

[an-ik-sey-shuh n, -ek-] /ˌæn ɪkˈseɪ ʃən, -ɛk-/
noun
1.
the act or an instance of annexing, especially new territory.
2.
the fact of being annexed.
3.
something annexed.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; < Medieval Latin annexātiōn- (stem of annexātiō), equivalent to annexāt(us) joined to (past participle of annexāre; see annex, -ate1) + -iōn- -ion
Related forms
annexational, adjective
antiannexation, adjective
deannexation, noun
nonannexation, noun
proannexation, adjective
reannexation, noun
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annexation

/ˌænɪkˈseɪʃən; -ɛk-/
noun
1.
the act of annexing, esp territory, or the condition of being annexed
2.
something annexed
Derived Forms
annexational, adjective
annexationism, noun
annexationist, noun
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Word Origin and History for anti annexation

annexation

n.

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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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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