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|Noun||1.||gaining control - the act of forcibly dispossessing an owner of property|
acquiring, getting - the act of acquiring something; "I envied his talent for acquiring"; "he's much more interested in the getting than in the giving"
usurpation - wrongfully seizing and holding (an office or powers) by force (especially the seizure of a throne or supreme authority); "a succession of generals who ruled by usurpation"
arrest, taking into custody, apprehension, pinch, collar, catch - the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal); "the policeman on the beat got credit for the collar"
enslavement - the act of making slaves of your captives