1. The act of annexing; process of attaching, adding, or appending; the act of connecting; union; as, the annexation of Texas to the United States, or of chattels to the freehold.
2. (a) Law The union of property with a freehold so as to become a fixture. Bouvier. (b) Scots Law The appropriation of lands or rents to the crown.
n 1: incorporation by joining or uniting [syn: appropriation]
2: the formal act of acquiring something (especially territory)
by conquest or occupation; "the French annexation of
Madagascar as a colony in 1896"; "a protectorate has
frequently been a first step to annexation"