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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Wrongfully seizing and holding (an office or powers) by force (especially the seizure of a throne or supreme authority); Entry to another's property without right or permission.

Usage examples (32)
  • A succession of generals who ruled by usurpation
  • Chartists at once organized resistance to what they called the usurpation and, after a long civil war, were successful.
  • I would argue that judicial usurpation is no commitment atall.
  • I would argue that judicial usurpation is no commitment at all. for more
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