Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who usurps; one who seizes power or property without right: as, the usurper of a throne, of power, or of the rights of a patron.
- n. One who usurps.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who usurps; especially, one who seizes illegally on sovereign power.
- n. one who wrongfully or illegally seizes and holds the place of another
- From Latin ūsūrpāre ("to seize for use, to use") (Wiktionary)
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“Ah, she shall accustom herself to recognize me, whom she calls a usurper, as emperor, and peer of other sovereigns.”
“There will be no freedom in the country, properly speaking, until that Northern usurper is tossed out of the place he occupies.”
“Besides, between friends, I, who know the world, can see that half this prodigious delicacy for the little usurper is the mere result of self-interest; for, while her affairs are hushed up, Sir John's, you know, are kept from being brought further to light.”
“After suffering each variety of insult and torture, his head was severed from his body, the mangled trunk was cast into the flames, and the same treatment was inflicted on the statues of the vain usurper, and the seditious banner of the green faction.”
“And the usurper is a little known agency that has blissfully slipped the bonds of reason and floated into the chasm of ludicrous self-delusion.”
“And now, what he's calling the usurper in the White House via Hussein Obama is the recipient of his prayers.”
“The rightful heir was Huascar; the usurper was his half-brother Atahualpa.”
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