I. transitive verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French annexer, from annexe attached, from Latin annexus, past participle of annectere to bind to, from ad- + nectere to bind Date: 14th century 1. to attach as a quality, consequence, or condition 2. archaic to join together materially ; unite 3. to add to something earlier, larger, or more important 4. to incorporate (a country or other territory) within the domain of a state 5. to obtain or take for oneself • annexation nounannexational adjectiveannexationist noun II. noun Date: 1501 something annexed as an expansion or supplement: as a. an added stipulation or statement ; appendix b. a subsidiary or supplementary building or structure ; wing

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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