annexation annexation  /ˌæ nɛk ˈseɪ ʃən/


  1. (n) incorporation by joining or uniting
  2. (n) the formal act of acquiring something (especially territory) by conquest or occupation


  1. But that is brutal annexation and imperialism on the part of the lamb.
  2. Elected in September 1983, Zimmerman is a lifelong student of government who made just one campaign promise: the incorporation of Crabb to hold off annexation by hovering Houston.
  3. By and large Sadat has shown forbearance over Israel's annexation of East Jerusalem and flexibility over the delicate issue of West Bank water rights.


  1. Casper considers northwest growth boundaries, annexation

    With ever-increasing growth in Casper and the surrounding communities, the city is considering its first boundary agreement with Mills since the 1980s and preparing the Salt Creek Heights Business Park for eventual annexation.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Casper Star-Tribune

  2. Council to set public hearings for annexation

    The Nacogdoches City Council is expected to set public-hearing dates on Tuesday for the annexation of business and residential properties west of FM 1275.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: The Daily Sentinel

  3. Editorial: Annexation agency must fix dysfuction, but it won't be cheap

    The dysfuction in the agency that handles annexations in Shasta County will have real consequences if it isn't cleaned up, but it's hard to believe that can happen on the cheap.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: The Record Searchlight

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  1. "No matter what happens, we will never reconcile with the fact of annexation or indeed separation of parts of territory from Georgia; with the attempt to legalize ethnic cleansing; and with the attempts to bring Georgia to its knees and undermine...
    on Aug 17, 2008 By: Mikhail Saakashvili Source: TIME

  2. "Their weapons are mayhem and violence, and their goal is forcible annexation of Kashmir. Let me make it clear that these dark forces will not succeed in their designs," Mr. Chidambaram said.
    on Feb 7, 2010 By: P Chidambaram Source: The Hindu

  3. "This wall is not about security. It is about entrenching the occupation and the de facto annexation of large areas of the Palestinian land," the chief Palestinian delegate, Nasser Al-Kidwa, told the tribunal.
    on Feb 23, 2004 By: Gamal Abdel Nasser Source: FOXNews

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