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English noun: usurpation

1. usurpation (act) entry to another's property without right or permission


Synonymsencroachment, intrusion, trespass, violation


Broader (hypernym)actus reus, misconduct, wrongdoing, wrongful conduct


Narrower (hyponym)inroad

2. usurpation (act) wrongfully seizing and holding (an office or powers) by force (especially the seizure of a throne or supreme authority)


SamplesA succession of generals who ruled by usurpation.


Broader (hypernym)capture, gaining control, seizure









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