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Meaning of usurpation

u•sur•pa•tion

Pronunciation: (y"sur-pā'shun, -zur-), [key]
— n.
  1. an act of usurping; wrongful or illegal encroachment, infringement, or seizure.
  2. illegal seizure and occupation of a throne.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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