Definition: Annexation

From New World Encyclopedia


From Medieval Latin annexation-, stem of annexatio (action of annexing), from past participle of annecto.


annexation (countable and uncountable, plural annexations)

  1. Addition or incorporation of something, or territories that have been annexed.
    The annexation of Petra by Rome was a historically significant event.
  2. (law) A legal merging of a territory into another body.


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