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1. The act of usurping, especially the wrongful seizure of royal sovereignty.
2. A wrongful seizure or exercise of authority or privilege belonging to another; an encroachment: "in our own day, gross usurpations upon the liberty of private life" (John Stuart Mill).
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u•sur•pa•tion(ˌyu sərˈpeɪ ʃən, -zər-)
1. an act of usurping.
2. illegal seizure and occupation of a throne.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin]
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|Noun||1.||usurpation - entry to another's property without right or permission|
actus reus, wrongful conduct, misconduct, wrongdoing - activity that transgresses moral or civil law; "he denied any wrongdoing"
inroad - an encroachment or intrusion; "they made inroads in the United States market"
|2.||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"|
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usurpation[ˌjuːzɜːˈpeɪʃən] N → usurpación f
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