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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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An internal Fairborn memo indicates the Bath Township has 25 days, from the date the petition was filed, to object to the annexation.
Russian President Vladimir Putin submitted two documents to the State Dume on March 19: a draft law on ratification of the treaty between Russia and Crimea, and a draft federal law on Crimea's annexation and formation of new entities within the Russian Federation (the Republic of Crimea and the city of federal significance Sevastopol).
The board's version required a majority of voters living on the land in question to support an annexation for it to be approved.
Councilman Bob Lewis said Santa Clarita's proposal might take away major revenue sources with the annexation of the commerce center and a couple of shopping centers.
Map 1 shows that Cordova is bounded on the east by the county line, on the south by incorporated cities--Germantown and Collierville and their annexation reserves--on the north by incorporated cities--Bartlett, Arlington, and Lake-land and their annexation reserves--and on the west by Memphis.
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.
Bukey's interpretation of Austria's annexation to Germany largely follows the prevailing view.
Annexation is the legal means by which municipalities acquire jurisdiction over surrounding lands.
I'm not against annexation," says Kelly, senior program coordinator at Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families.
I flashed to John Ross's latest book, The Annexation of Mexico, and his story about Clinton, a new-born Tojalabal boy in a Chiapas Indian village.
On top of that, it gave new incorporations priority over annexation attempts.