Definition of Usurp

1. Verb. Seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession. "She seized control of the throne after her husband died"

Exact synonyms: Arrogate, Assume, Seize, Take Over
Generic synonyms: Take
Specialized synonyms: Annex, Appropriate, Capture, Conquer, Seize, Preoccupy, Hijack, Raid
Derivative terms: Arrogation, Arrogator, Assumption, Takeover, Usurpation, Usurper



2. Verb. Take the place of. "Gloom had usurped mirth at the party after the news of the terrorist act broke"

Definition of Usurp

1. v. t. To seize, and hold in possession, by force, or without right; as, to usurp a throne; to usurp the prerogatives of the crown; to usurp power; to usurp the right of a patron is to oust or dispossess him.

2. v. i. To commit forcible seizure of place, power, functions, or the like, without right; to commit unjust encroachments; to be, or act as, a usurper.

3. v. t. To seize, and hold in possession, by force, or without right; as, to usurp a throne; to usurp the prerogatives of the crown; to usurp power; to usurp the right of a patron is to oust or dispossess him.

4. v. i. To commit forcible seizure of place, power, functions, or the like, without right; to commit unjust encroachments; to be, or act as, a usurper.

Definition of Usurp

1. Verb. To seize power from another, usually by illegitimate means. ¹

2. Verb. To use and assume the coat of arms of another person. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Usurp

1. to seize and hold without legal authority [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Usurp

1. To commit forcible seizure of place, power, functions, or the like, without right; to commit unjust encroachments; to be, or act as, a usurper. "The parish churches on which the Presbyterians and fanatics had usurped." (Evelyn) "And now the Spirits of the Mind Are busy with poor Peter Bell; Upon the rights of visual sense Usurping, with a prevalence More terrible than magic spell." (Wordsworth) Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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