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Princeton's WordNet

  1. annexation, appropriation(noun)

    incorporation by joining or uniting

  2. annexation(noun)

    the formal act of acquiring something (especially territory) by conquest or occupation

    "the French annexation of Madagascar as a colony in 1896"; "a protectorate has frequently been a first step to annexation"


  1. annexation(Noun)

    An act of annexing, or territories that have been annexed.

  2. annexation(Noun)

    A legal merging of a territory into another body.

  3. Origin: From annexation-, stem of annexatio, from past participle of annexo

Webster Dictionary

  1. Annexation(verb)

    the act of annexing; process of attaching, adding, or appending; the act of connecting; union; as, the annexation of Texas to the United States, or of chattels to the freehold

  2. Annexation(verb)

    the union of property with a freehold so as to become a fixture. Bouvier. (b) (Scots Law) The appropriation of lands or rents to the crown

  3. Origin: [Cf. F. annexation. See Annex, v. t.]


  1. Annexation

    Annexation is the permanent acquisition and incorporation of some territorial entity into another geo-political entity. Usually, it is implied that the territory and population being annexed is the smaller, more peripheral, and weaker of the two merging entities, barring physical size. It can also imply a certain measure of coercion, expansionism or unilateralism on the part of the stronger of the merging entities. Because of this, more positive terms like political union or reunification are sometimes preferred. Annexation differs from cession and amalgamation, because unlike cession where territory is given or sold through treaty, or amalgamation, annexation is a unilateral act where territory is seized and held by one state and legitimized via general recognition by the other international bodies. During World War II the use of annexation deprived whole populations of the safeguards provided by international laws governing military occupations. The authors of the Geneva Convention IV made a point of "giving these rules an absolute character", thus making it much more difficult for a state to bypass international law through the use of annexation.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of annexation in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of annexation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of annexation in a Sentence

  1. Nathan Thrall:

    Even Netanyahu's main rivals believe that any Palestinian entity that is established in the West Bank should be completely encircled by Israel, having no border with Jordan, the annexation plan shouldn't be dismissed as election bluster. If reelected, Netanyahu will be under tremendous pressure to implement it.

  2. Petro Poroshenko:

    It is actually about the Kremlin's preparations for the next step of aggression against our state - the annexation of the Ukrainian Donbass or the creation of a Russian enclave in Ukraine.

  3. Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat:

    It's about annexation, it's about apartheid, moving to the de jure annexation of settlements is something that was given the green light yesterday.

  4. Nikki Haley:

    Sunday's outrageous violation of sovereign Ukrainian territory is part of a pattern of Russian behavior that includes the purported annexation of Crimea and abuses against countless Ukrainians in Crimea.

  5. Angela Merkel:

    The G7 and former G8 group has always viewed itself as a community of values, the annexation of Crimea, which is a blatant violation of the principles of international law, and the events in eastern Ukraine are serious violations of these common values.

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