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Synonyms for usurpation

the act of taking something for oneself

Synonyms for usurpation

entry to another's property without right or permission

wrongfully seizing and holding (an office or powers) by force (especially the seizure of a throne or supreme authority)

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Usurpation by usurpation what was once your prerogative as a Free People became the prerogative of Government, depriving you of Control over your own Destiny and presuming to dictate by Force of Law the Course of Commerce and who Among You may win and who Among You must lose in the Affairs of the Market.
Through their participation, the representatives of FIABCI-Cyprus also had the opportunity to inform their associates from other countries on the Cyprus problem, paying special emphasis to the usurpation of Greek Cypriot properties in occupied Cyprus.
World sociologists say that leaders who base their rule on constant accusations of collective conspiracies, instrumentalization and usurpation of the institutions and media, as well as (ab)use of the myth in the fight between the good and evil, cause an inestimable damage to the human rights.
The move shows "Japan has not repented for its history of imperialistic usurpation of Dokdo," Cho said, referring to a pair of South Korean-administered islets in the Sea of Japan that are claimed by Japan, which calls them Takeshima.
The Argentine government urges the British "not to use the legitimate and peaceful claims we make against the usurpation of part of our territory and against colonialism as an excuse to continue sustaining the weapons industry, instead of alleviating the severe social crisis affecting Europe," the ministry said.
The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FN) will be negoitaiting in this matter for the domestic operators and described such move as usurpation of the functions of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NC).
According to the anti-settlement Israeli activist Dror Etex, the usurpation of Palestinian lands has become part of the agenda of pro-settlement leaders.
By extending this collection's survey from 1500 to 1720 the editors allow users to see the effects of Reformation', 'counter-reformation', Elizabethan settlement, Puritan usurpation.
The petition said such postings for him have continued for over twenty years and neither the state government nor the Centre has taken any step to end the "absolutely illegal usurpation of office.
In its letter to the General Women's Union in Syria, the Federation of Cuban Women added that the pressures on Syria are aimed at supporting the Israeli entity that is illegally usurping the heights of the Syrian Golan, referring to the UN Security Council and the NATO Alliance's ignoring of such flagrant usurpation.
Any usurpation by Israel of Lebanon's oil resources is flagrant violation of international laws and norms, and an attack on the Lebanese sovereignty," the letter read.
His lawyer argued the Senate "conducted an unconstitutional usurpation of a Senate seat," and that the people who elected him were "disenfranchised and denied equal protection of law.
The best defense against the Slaughter Rule's usurpation of the Constitution is to stop it legislatively this weekend.
Nest usurpation is often restricted to species with enclosed or cavity nests (Lindell 1996), but other interactions have been observed across a variety of cup-nesting species (e.