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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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