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a.1.Marked by usurpation; usurping.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Succession by matrilineal descent within a restricted kin group (or 'royal family') was most likely to become established and made normative over time if a usurpatory incumbent's lineage descendants already controlled most of a stool's resources.
From a theoretical perspective, Witz would say that the subordinate notaries were embarking on a professional project using a usurpatory strategy and choosing to locate their project in the dominant lawyers' laps.