Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    The affixing of chattels to land in such manner that they become in law a part of it. See. 14 Cal. 64.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    The act of attaching, adding, joining or uniting one thing to another; generally spoken of the connection of a smaller or subordinate thing with a larger or principal thing. The attaching an illustrative or auxiliary document to a deposition, pleading, deed, etc., is called "annexing" it. So the incorporation of newly-acquired territory into the national domain, as au integral part thercof, is called "annexation," as in the case of the addition of Texas to the United States. In the law relating to fixtures: Actual annexation includes every movement by which a chattel can be joined or united to the frcehold. Constructive annexation is the union of such things as have been holden parcel of the realty, but which are not actually annexed, fixed, or fastened to the tree-hold. Shep. Touch. 469 ; Amos & F. Fixt. 2. In Scotch law. The union of lands to the crown, and declaring them inalienable. Also the appropriation of the church-lands by the crown, and the union of lands lying at a distance from the parish church to which they belong, to the church of another parish to which they are contiguous.