HyperDic: usurpation

English > 2 senses of the word usurpation:
NOUNactusurpation, trespass, encroachment, violation, intrusionentry to another's property without right or permission
actusurpationwrongfully seizing / seizing and holding (an office or powers) by force (especially the seizure of a throne or supreme authority)
usurpation > pronunciation
Soundsyuw.serpey'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > usurpation: 2 senses > noun 1, act
Meaningentry to another's property without right or permission.
Synonymstrespass, encroachment, violation, intrusion
NarrowerinroadAn encroachment or intrusion
Broaderwrongdoing, wrongful conduct, misconduct, actus reusActivity that transgresses moral or civil law
Spanishintrusión, invasión, violación
Catalanintromissió, intrusió, violació
English > usurpation: 2 senses > noun 2, act
Meaningwrongfully seizing / seizing and holding (an office or powers) by force (especially the seizure of a throne or supreme authority).
Example"a succession of generals who ruled by usurpation"
Broadercapture, gaining control, seizureThe act of forcibly dispossessing an owner of property
Spanishusurpación
Catalanusurpació
Verbsusurpseize and take control without authority and possibly with force

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