The process whereby a city expands its boundaries to include a specific geographic area. Most states require a public vote be held within the city and the area to be annexed in order to determine public approval. Annexation can also refer to the process where personal property becomes attached to real property.

Use annexation in a sentence

You may find that there will be an annexation and you will have to find a way to take advantage of the new areas.

​ Was this Helpful? YES  NO 12 people found this helpful.

Although many Ukrainians opposed the annexation of Crimea, the region was ultimately ceded to the Russians as part of a vote.

​ Was this Helpful? YES  NO 10 people found this helpful.

During the mid-1800's, American citizens began pioneering into the near-southwest to work with the Mexican government, which then allowed Texas to became part of the United States through annexation.

​ Was this Helpful? YES  NO 7 people found this helpful.

Show more usage examples...

Related Terms

Browse Definitions by Letter: # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Annapurna option accession