Definitions

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  • adj. Tending to usurp.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Marked by usurpation; usurping.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Characterized or marked by usurpation; usurping.

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Examples

  • The Railway men said they did not recognise the Bolsheviki and had taken the entire railroad apparatus into their own hands, refusing to entrust it to any usurpatory power.

    Chapter 5. Plunging Ahead

  • Thus it once more tore to pieces its own mandate, once more certified to the fact that it had transformed itself from a freely chosen representative body of the nation into the usurpatory parliament of a class; it once more admitted that it had itself severed the muscles that connected the parliamentary head with the body of the nation.

    Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte

  • Both groups are usurpatory scoundrels seeking totalitarian power over free people, and both deserve to be seen and treated as such.

    The News is NowPublic.com - NowPublic.com: The News is Now Public

  • William F. Buckley Jr. warned that "The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry."

    Illinois Review

  • She attempted to bully and intimidate the interviewees resulting in the outing of Ms. Roesgen as a biased mouthpiece for the usurpatory Obama administration.

    Further Adventures of Indigo Red

  • The United States is "trying to impose its conditions on the Iraqis and to legalise the arbitrary and usurpatory presence of their (forces) on Iraqi territory with this accord," said Information Minister Mohsen Bilal.

    Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense

  • "The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry."

    The Absurd Report

  • Obamacan's - "The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry."

    ModerateVoters.org

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