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to lay claim to for oneself or as one's right

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demand as being one's due or property

make undue claims to having

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seize and take control without authority and possibly with force

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She expressed dismay ''when the press is overly sensitive of its prerogatives while at the same time many of our journalists have arrogated the license to fire away at anybody without even circumstantial evidence.
With prestige approaching that of the papacy, Cluny arrogated to itself authority "to define rules constituting Christian society," especially rules for social inclusion and exclusion, rules governing Christendom's purification and extension (95).
Hurt demonstrates that before Louis XIV's personal rule, judges had successfully arrogated for themselves a real, albeit modest, share in lawmaking.
Barbara Salisbury arrogated to herself the right to decide when they should die and attempted by her actions to shorten what remained of their lives.
John Edwards has been particularly outspoken, stressing the vast powers that Ashcroft and Bush have arrogated to themselves, including the power to hold U.
It expands upon the emergency authority that many cities and states already have arrogated themselves for times of crisis, making explicit what powers public health officials will have.
Following closely the progress of de Pisan's texts through a succession of English printers, translators, and editors (including, most notably, Caxton, Pynson, Thynne, and Pepwell), Summit argues convincingly that the position of cultural arbitress which de Pisan claimed for the woman writer was arrogated by these intermediaries to an emerging aristocratic community of male courtiers.
The last, since its inception in 1964, has arrogated a place to itself as the Cadillac of the field, in all senses of that term.
As the High Priests arrogated more and more royal attributes to themselves, the lesser echelons also appropriated the ruler's position on coffin representations.
The Maronites have lost some of the inflated power they arrogated to themselves in 1943, but, having been forced to share it a bit more equitably with everyone else in the country, they are coming to terms with their less exalted position.
Second, in issuing the proposed regulations, the Board of Public Works has arrogated to itself the effective authority to make tax law for the State of Maryland.
25) Since "al-Mahdi claimed to be the protector of Islam against heresy and arrogated the right to define acceptable doctrine,"(26) the persecution of the Zanadiqa was inevitable.
Since then, we have arrogated more and more responsibility to ourselves and created a world in which much more is open to discussion.
The most disturbing outcome of aid inflows was that the management of both multilateral and bilateral aid fell into the hands of bureaucrats who arrogated to themselves most of the power which genuinely belonged to the political leadership.
and others to scale back the extraordinary powers that the CIA and other agencies have been granted - and that they've arrogated - since 9/11.