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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.

    Etymology: From annexation-, stem of annexatio, from past participle of annexo

  2. annexation(Noun)

    A legal merging of a territory into another body.

    Etymology: 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

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

  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

    Etymology: [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. Chemi Shalev:

    Even though (the coalition) doesn't want elections, there's a growing sense that elections may be around the corner in any case, and in that case the Jewish Home will press on with the annexation of Ma'ale Adumim and will attack whatever arrangements Netanyahu has with Trump, it'll go from bad to worse from the point of view of the stability of the coalition.

  2. Mateusz Morawiecki:

    I look at the latest developments, including Helsinki, where it might have been that one president of our neighboring country (Putin) was pressuring the U.S. president for concessions. But I have not seen any concessions, neither as regards the annexation of Crimea nor the war in Ukraine, none of the voices that were appearing beforehand as hypothetically possible - concessions by the United States - have materialized. So I don't see where he (Trump) has made any significant concessions.

  3. Dean Cheng:

    There is clearly ongoing tension between the U.S. and Russia, in space but also on the ground. The Russian annexation of Crimea, its support for little green men in eastern Ukraine, its pressure on Georgia and the Baltic states, all indicate that its relations with the West will remain tense for the foreseeable future, space reflects terrestrial tensions, and it is likely that there will be further tests of new Russian weapons, as they would want to neutralize the American space advantage in any conflict.

  4. Angela Merkel:

    We have had to witness a shifting of borders in Europe, the annexation of Crimea and the questioning of territorial integrity – a core part of Europe's post-war model. The apparent right of whoever is strongest trumped the strength of law, russia has breached and is still breaching international law...neighboring states are suddenly no longer partner countries but spheres of influence.

  5. John Glaser:

    By and large, this is seen as a sign of the gradual decline in the importance of the Palestinian cause among Arab regimes, the UAE hoped to get some credit for caring about the fate of the Palestinians, but since the deal only brought a temporary halt to Israeli annexation plans, the Palestinians have harshly criticized the UAE for betraying them.

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