annexation

noun
an·​nex·​a·​tion | \ˌa-ˌnek-ˈsā-shən \
plural annexations

Definition of annexation 

1 : the act of annexing something or the state of being annexed : the addition of an area or region to a country, state, etc. The Senate rejected the Hawaiian reciprocity treaty, the purchase of the Virgin Islands from Denmark, the annexation of Santo Domingo and the annexation of Samoa.— Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. In the early part of the 20th century, Chinese writers generally dated the annexation of Tibet to the 18th century.— Elliot Sperling

2 : something that is annexed … defended their annexations with fire and sword.— George Bernard Shaw

First Known Use of annexation

1599, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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annexation

noun
an·​nex·​ation | \ˌa-ˌnek-ˈsā-shən\

Kids Definition of annexation

: the act of adding new territory

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