What does usurpation mean?

Definitions for usurpation
ˌyu sərˈpeɪ ʃən, -zər-usurpa·tion

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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

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  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

Examples of usurpation in a Sentence

  1. Nicols Maduro:

    The lack of confidence is a problem on both sides, which is why they should think together on some innovative ways to create reassurances in this process, to simply reject the possibility of dialogue and repeat that the only way forward is the end of usurpation as the opposition says, wont lead anywhere.

  2. Steven Mnuchin:

    Venezuela's oil... should not be used as a bargaining tool to prop up dictators and prolong the usurpation of Venezuelan democracy.

  3. United States:

    We've come here to present a very clear agenda internationally, we want to end the usurpation of power of Nicolas Maduro, set a transitional government and call for free and transparent elections as soon as possible.

  4. 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.

  5. Juan Guaido:

    We are going to achieve the end of the usurpation very soon in Venezuela.

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