reannex

verb re·an·nex \ (ˌ)rē-ə-ˈneks , -ˈa-ˌneks \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of reannex

reannexed; reannexing; reannexes
: to add or acquire back as a territory : to annex again
  • After a brief period of Spanish control, New Orleans was reannexed by Napoleon …
  • —James S. Wamsley

reannexation

play \(ˌ)rē-ˌa-ˌnek-ˈsā-shən\ noun, plural reannexations
    • the reannexation of formerly independent territories

First Known Use of reannex

15th century

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