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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 de-annexation
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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Encyclopedia Article for de-annexation

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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