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- The wrongful seizure of something by force, especially of sovereignty or other authority.
- a. 1627 (date written), Francis Bacon, chapter VII, in James Spedding, editor, The Works of Francis Bacon, […]: The Letters and the Life of Francis Bacon […], volume IV, London: Longmans, Green, Reader, and Dyer, published 1858, →OCLC, page 270:
- The third part of practice hath divers branches, but one principal root in these our times, which is the vast and overspreading ambition and usurpation of the see of Rome; […]
- Trespass onto another's property without permission.
- A taking or use without right.
- “usurpation”, in OneLook Dictionary Search.
usurpation f (plural usurpations)