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Synonyms for usurp

Synonyms for usurp

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

Synonyms for usurp

seize and take control without authority and possibly with force

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Mehdi categorically warned the federal government that it would not allow the later to usurp the rights of the people of Sindh and would raise its voice and protest on all available forums.
Suddenly distant relatives and government agents attempt to usurp her claim, and Rue has to make hard and fast decisions on which of her newly acquired friends will help her to keep this new wonder or kill her to snatch it away.
In much of Canada today school boards have either been allowed to usurp, or have usurped, the authority of the Catechetical Office.
KHANEWAL -- Police have expanded a scope of investigations into bus kidnapping drama to see if it was just a joke, a scary drama to usurp money or something more sinister.
However, the Oklahoma team discovered that when sulfates are present, competing "sulfate-reducing" bacteria may usurp that role.
The class action is brought on behalf of the public minority stockholders of Lafarge North America, to void and enjoin the efforts to deprive the company's minority shareholders of their equity interest in Lafarge North America at a grossly unfair and inadequate price and to usurp the benefits of the Company's growth and future prospects for the defendants' own benefit.
Critics of the compacts complain that they usurp sovereignty rights from California's gaming tribes and are not the good deal for local governments portrayed by the administration.
No cosmetic "improvements" can conceal the underlying intent of the proposed transactions to usurp from shareholders their ability to choose directors and to insulate management from any accountability to shareholders.
He said that ZA Bhutto was removed to usurp peoples rights and deprive the countrys from democracy.
So far, the space has hosted about ten shows, among them this summer's "Trompe L'oeil: Fictitious Internet Sites," an exhibition of websites that usurp familiar design and information architectures (banner ads, disclaimers, and the like) as cleverly as those mock TV commercials on old episodes of Saturday Night Live.
The desire is not to usurp the power and competencies of these disciplines and their associated professional structures, but rather to examine the processes by which those structures were assembled and fixed and, in doing so, to open them up for renegotiation.
The constitutional authority vested in the President as Commander-in-Chief is clear - the only question is will the Supreme Court uphold the Presidential authority or usurp it and give to the federal judiciary," said Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel of the ACLJ, who attended oral arguments today in the Hamdi and Padilla cases and filed amicus briefs in support of the government's position with the high court.
In previous works she has created duplicates of herself - including a male video "clone" and a digital puppet - as if to suggest that the technology on which her work depends may ultimately usurp her own presence, transforming a real person into an "unnecessary duplicate.