Definitions

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  • adj. Usurping; encroaching.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Usurping; encroaching.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Inclined or apt to usurp; guilty of usurping; encroaching, Bp.

Etymologies

Latin usurpans, present participle. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I. Christianae religionis reuerentiam plures usurpant, sed ea fides pollet maxime ac solitarie quae cum propter uniuersalium praecepta regularum, quibus eiusdem religionis intellegatur auctoritas, tum propterea, quod eius cultus per omnes paene mundi terminos emanauit, catholica uel uniuersalis uocatur.

    The Theological Tractates and The Consolation of Philosophy

  • Alioqui enim sacramenta non essent, quae re significata duntaxat constarent, signa non essent: sed ideo usurpant signa rerum nomina, quod rerum sacrarum sint symbola mystica, et signa et res significatae inter se sacramentaliter conjungantur, conjungantur inquam, vel uniantur per significationem mysticam, et voluntatem vel consilium ejus, qui sacramenta instituit.

    The Creeds of the Evangelical Protestant Churches.

  • Elcgans est Gronovii conjefiura 9 quam nt in metu quid&m pericula nortra advertunt ยป i* e* ad sese vertunt: quo sensu scriptores optlmi vocem adver "tere frequentcr usurpant.

    C. Cornelii Taciti Opera

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