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 Dictionary entry overview: What does usurper mean? 

USURPER (noun)
  The noun USURPER has 1 sense:

1. one who wrongfully or illegally seizes and holds the place of another

  Familiarity information: USURPER used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

USURPER (noun)

Sense 1usurper [BACK TO TOP]


One who wrongfully or illegally seizes and holds the place of another

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people


supplanter; usurper

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

offender; wrongdoer (a person who transgresses moral or civil law)

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

claim jumper (one who illegally occupies property to which another has a legal claim)

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