Definition of USURP

verb : USURP

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession; "He assumed to himself the right to fill all positions in the town"; "he usurped my rights"; "She seized control of the throne after her husband died" ;

  • 2. (

    ) take the place of; "gloom had usurped mirth at the party after the news of the terrorist act broke" ;

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