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A political union, especially the one unifying Nazi Germany and Austria in 1938.
[German, annexation, from anschliessen, to enclose, annex : an, on (from Middle High German ane, from Old High German ana; see an- in Indo-European roots) + schliessen, to close (from Middle High German sliezen, from Old High German sliozan).]
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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a political or economic union, esp the annexation of Austria by Nazi Germany (1938)
[German: from anschliessen to join]
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union, esp. the political union of Austria with Germany in 1938.
[1920–25; < German: consolidation]
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Germany's annexation of Austria in 1938.
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