usurpation

[yoo-ser-pey-shuhn, -zer-]
noun
1.
an act of usurping; wrongful or illegal encroachment, infringement, or seizure.
2.
illegal seizure and occupation of a throne.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Latin ūsūrpātiōn- (stem of ūsūrpātiō), equivalent to ūsūrpāt(us) (past participle of ūsūrpāre to usurp) + -iōn- -ion

usurpative [yoo-sur-puh-tiv, zur] , usurpatory [yoo-sur-puh-tawr-ee, ‐tohr-ee, zur] , adjective
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usurpation

noun
1. entry to another's property without right or permission [syn: trespass
2. 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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