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usurpation (n.)

late 14c., from Old French usurpacion, from Latin usurpationem (nominative usurpatio) "a taking into use," noun of action from past participle stem of usurpare (see usurp).

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Definitions of usurpation

usurpation (n.)
entry to another's property without right or permission;
usurpation (n.)
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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