What does ANNEX mean?

ANNEX meaning in General Dictionary

anything annexed or appended as an extra stipulation to a writing a subsidiary building to a principal building a-wing

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  • To join to be united
  • to become listed on or attach generally to subjoin to affix to append followed by to
  • simply take (territory) as if by conquest
  • put on
  • an addition that extends a principal building
  • To join or connect; frequently to subjoin; to affix; to append; -- followed closely by to.
  • To join or add, as an inferior thing to a larger.
  • to install or link, for that reason, problem, etc.; since, to annex a penalty to a prohibition, or discipline to shame.
  • to participate; is united.
  • Something annexed or appended; since, yet another stipulation to a writing, a subsidiary building to a principal building; a-wing.

ANNEX meaning in Law Dictionary

To add to; to unite; to add the one thing permanently to some other. The term conveys the thought of joining an inferior or subordinate thing with another, bigger, or of higher relevance. In legislation concerning fixtures, the expression "annexed into the freehold" indicates fastened to or related to it; simple juxtaposition, and/or laying of an object, however heavy, on the freehold, will not add up to annexation. Merritt v. Judd, 14 Cal. 64.


ANNEX meaning in Etymology Dictionary

belated 14c., "to get in touch with," from Old French annexer "to join" (13c.), from Medieval Latin annexare, frequentative of Latin annecetere "to bind to," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + nectere "to tie, bind" (see nexus). Typically indicating "to become listed on in a subordinate capability." Of countries or regions, c.1400. Associated: Annexed; annexing.

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  • 1540s, "an adjunct, accessory," from French annexe, from annexer (see annex (v.)). Meaning "supplementary building" is from 1861.

ANNEX - German to English

annexe [esp. Br.]

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  • annex
  • appendix

ANNEX meaning in General Dictionary

(v. t.) To participate or attach; often to subjoin; to affix; to append; -- followed by to.

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  • (v. t.) To participate or include, as an inferior thing to a better.
  • (v. t.) To attach or link, for that reason, problem, etc.; because, to annex a penalty to a prohibition, or punishment to shame.
  • (v. i.) To join; become united.
  • (letter.) anything annexed or appended; because, another stipulation to a writing, a subsidiary building to a principal building; a wing.

Sentence Examples with the word ANNEX

During a halt of a few days in Poland on his way back from Vienna, King Augustus had explained to him a project for partitioning the transBaltic provinces of Sweden, by which Poland should recover Livonia and annex Esthonia, Russia should obtain Ingria and Karelia, and Denmark should take possession of Holstein.

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