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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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The reason is that the lawyer-expert who expounds on the law usurps the role of the trial court."
No president can usurp the powers of any official under his supervision,' he added.
"Apoorva and her family wanted to usurp the property of my sons- Rohit and Siddharth because the property was close to the Supreme Court where Apoorva does practice," she said.
'I call upon the democracy loving people to rededicate themselves to this ideal and not permit religious extremists to usurp power in the name of religion,' he said.
'I call upon the democracy-loving people to rededicate themselves to this ideal and not permit religious extremists to usurp power in the name of religion,' he said.
Denouncing attempts to "destroy Russia's statehood and usurp power", he said: "The Russian people have shown today that such scenarios will not succeed in our land ...
When we try to create "relevant" experiences for them, we usurp a role that belongs to God, and all they end up with is the warm fuzziness that the Monsignor complains is all too prevalent in our schools today.
Scotland international Bryan Redpath believes Mike Blair can usurp his more illustrious English rivals for the number nine shirt for the next Lions tour.
Nichol seems to be trying to use her position in a public school to usurp the authority of parents to decide matters like the religious training (if any) of their children.
These newcomers are beginning to usurp the position of the established firms.
ISLAMABAD -- 'The PPP will fight the religious extremists and not permit them to usurp political power in the name of religion'.
Then her mother chooses to lie with a man to become impregnated with another child and awaits the birth of this daughter who would usurp Rain's inheritance.
kings'; Fulke Greville thought that it was 'in princes' natures' for passion to usurp reason; in the Arcadia it is 'according to the nature of great persons' that Basilius, 'in love with that he had done himself,' makes the preposterous appointment of Dametas as his 'principal herdman.' Sidney often alerts us to the vices inherent in 'great persons,"great personages,"great men,"great fellows,"proud lords,' on whose wills there is no check" (213-14).
The meeting said that when other relatively inexpensive and environment-friendly methods were available for energy production, insistence on building dams appeared to be part of a conspiracy to usurp water of the Indus.
He said that the Census bureau has with a purpose reduced population of Sindh so as to tactfully usurp due shares for Sindh from the divisible pool.