What does usurpation mean?

Definitions for usurpationˌyu sərˈpeɪ ʃən, -zər-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. trespass, encroachment, violation, intrusion, usurpation(noun)

    entry to another's property without right or permission

  2. usurpation(noun)

    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"


  1. usurpation(Noun)

    The wrongful seizure of something by force, especially of sovereignty or other authority.

  2. usurpation(Noun)

    Trespass onto another's property without permission.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Usurpation(noun)

    the act of usurping, or of seizing and enjoying; an authorized, arbitrary assumption and exercise of power, especially an infringing on the rights of others; specifically, the illegal seizure of sovereign power; -- commonly used with of, also used with on or upon; as, the usurpation of a throne; the usurpation of the supreme power

  2. Usurpation(noun)

    use; usage; custom


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of usurpation in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of usurpation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Antonin Artaud:

    There are souls that are incurable and lost to the rest of society. Deprive them of one means of folly, they will invent ten thousand others. They will create subtler, wilder methods, methods that are absolutely DESPERATE. Nature herself is fundamentally antisocial, it is only by a usurpation of powers that the organized body of society opposes the natural inclination of humanity.

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