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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Adjective- Of, or constituting, unauthorized arbitrary assumption and exercise of power.

Usage examples (3)
  • The government awards incompetent, failing and usurpative investment bankers trillions of our national treasure in the face of annual individual executive compensation...
  • The South, which had been led by the foolish usurpative acts of the President to expect an unconditional restoration, rejected his proposition with scorn.
  • He argues that, properly understood, judicial review of statutes, whether federal or state, for conformity to the Constitution is not innovative, awesome, usurpative, or... for more
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