usurpative

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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usurp (juːˈzɜːp)
 
vb
to seize, take over, or appropriate (land, a throne, etc) without authority
 
[C14: from Old French usurper, from Latin ūsūrpāre to take into use, probably from ūsus use + rapere to seize]
 
usur'pation
 
n
 
u'surpative
 
adj
 
u'surpatory
 
adj
 
u'surper
 
n

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