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The act of attaching, uniting, or joining together in a physical sense; consolidating.

The term is generally used to signify the connection of a smaller or subordinate unit to a larger or principal unit. For example, a smaller piece of land may be annexed to a larger one. Similarly, a smaller document may be annexed to a larger one, such as a codicil to a will.

Although physical joining is implied, actual contact is not always necessary. For example, an annexation occurs when a country acquires new territory even though the new territory is not immediately adjacent to the existing country.

In the law of real property, annexation is used to describe the manner in which a chattel is joined to property.



See: accession, accretion, addendum, addition, appendix, appurtenance, assumption, attachment, boom, coalescence, codicil, distraint, distress, garnishment, increase, sequestration, taking

ANNEXATION, property. The union of one thing to another.
     2. In the law relating to fixtures, (q.v.) annexation is actual or constructive. By actual annexation is understood every movement by which a chattel can be joined or united to the freehold. By constructive annexation is understood the union of such things as have been holden parcel of the realty, but which are not actually annexed, fixed, or fastened to the freehold; for example, deeds, or chattels, which relate to the title of the inheritance. Shep. Touch. 469. Vide Anios & Fer. on Fixtures, 2.
     3. This term has been applied to the union of one country, to another; as Texas was annexed to the United States by the joint resolution of Congress of larch 1, 1845., See Texas.

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Caye Hauser said they also have livestock and fear annexation could force urban codes on a rural setting.
Fillon has vowed to lift the European sanctions imposed on Moscow following the annexation.
Typically, the city requires annexation before businesses can build in unincorporated areas within the urban growth boundary and before they can hook up to public water and sewer lines.
The annexation process usually takes up to 120 days, said Fairborn City manager Deborah McDonnell.
Paul Brotzman, Santa Clarita's director of community development, told council members annexation would take time.
This sub-sample is labeled "Cordova 1990 Annexation Area"; but one area was annexed in 1977, while another area was annexed in 1990.
Occasionally there is some fear expressed that Canada will become Americanized, and that the influence of the vast swarm of Americans into this western country will eventually result in an annexation sentiment.
The main part of the book covers the one and a half years between Austria's annexation to Germany and the beginning of the war.
But I am rather disturbed that as a city we do not look closely at capital improvement costs associated with annexation.
For Ross, this anecdote would be one more small piece of the long story of annexation.
Local journalist Chris Lawrence, curator of the Memphis Watch Web site, offers two examples: "The recent annexation of the Wolfchase Galleria area has reduced police coverage to one police car per shift; the area's fire coverage is two Memphis firefighters in a pickup track followed by a county crew to do the actual work.