usurp: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (y-sûrp', -zûrp'), [key]
- to seize and hold (a position, office, power, etc.) by force or without legal right: The pretender tried to usurp the throne.
- to use without authority or right; employ wrongfully: The magazine usurped copyrighted material.
- to commit forcible or illegal seizure of an office, power, etc.; encroach.
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