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Noun: annexation  ,a-nuk'sey-shun or ,a,nek'sey-shun
  1. Incorporation by joining or uniting
    - appropriation
  2. 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"

Derived forms: annexations

Type of: acquisition, incorporation

Encyclopedia: Annexation