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USURPATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does usurpation mean? 

USURPATION (noun)
  The noun USURPATION has 2 senses:

1. entry to another's property without right or permission
2. wrongfully seizing and holding (an office or powers) by force (especially the seizure of a throne or supreme authority)

  Familiarity information: USURPATION used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


USURPATION (noun)


Sense 1usurpation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Entry to another's property without right or permission

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

usurpation; encroachment; trespass; violation; intrusion

Hypernyms ("usurpation" is a kind of...):

actus reus; misconduct; wrongdoing; wrongful conduct (activity that transgresses moral or civil law)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "usurpation"):

inroad (an encroachment or intrusion)


Sense 2usurpation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Wrongfully seizing and holding (an office or powers) by force (especially the seizure of a throne or supreme authority)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Context example:

a succession of generals who ruled by usurpation

Hypernyms ("usurpation" is a kind of...):

capture; gaining control; seizure (the act of forcibly dispossessing an owner of property)


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