Definition of Annex
- To incorporate something into another larger thing. Often used in relation to territories and countries when one area is integrated into another entity. For example, in 1990, Kuwait was annexed by Iraq for a time before being liberated by a United States led coalition. Annexation is used colloquially to refer to expropriation (or eminent domain), which is the seizing of land to the government for public use.
Related Terms and Acronyms
- Takeover — Definition,
- The purchase of a company by another.
- Consolidate — Definition,
- To merge multiple things into one single thing.
- Condemnation — Definition,
- The act of condemning (as land forfeited for public use) or judging by a government to be unfit for use.
- Backflip Takeover — Definition,
- A form of takeover where the purchasing company becomes a subsidiary of the purchased company.
- Reverse Takeover — Definition,
- The purchase of a public company by a private company, often to avoid the IPO process.
- Expropriation — Definition,
- The seizing of property to the government or other party for public use or economic development.
- Hostile Takeover — Definition,
- When a company purchases another but the target company's management does not approve.
- Friendly Takeover — Definition,
- When a company purchases another and both parties' management approve.