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 (yo͞o-sûrp′, -zûrp′)
v. u·surped, u·surp·ing, u·surps
1. To seize and hold (the power or rights of another, for example) by force or without legal authority.
2. To take over or occupy without right: usurp a neighbor's land.
3. To take the place of (another) without legal authority; supplant.
To seize another's place, authority, or possession wrongfully.

[Middle English usurpen, from Old French usurper, from Latin ūsūrpāre, to take into use, usurp; see reup- in Indo-European roots.]

u·surp′er n.
u·surp′ing·ly adv.


that usurps something


[juːˈzɜːpɪŋ] ADJusurpador
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