from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as usurpatory.


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  • The government awards incompetent, failing and usurpative investment bankers trillions of our national treasure in the face of annual individual executive compensation that exceeds what many citizens will earn in their lifetimes, while at the same time it squirms and endlessly debates the levels and terms of unemployment compensation to aid with scant subsistence for the families of their victims.

    Our Choice: The Shroud or the Open Covenant

  • The usurpative acts of the President have done much to complicate the situation.

    A Fool's Errand. By One of the Fools

  • The South, which had been led by the foolish usurpative acts of the President to expect an unconditional restoration, rejected his proposition with scorn.

    A Fool's Errand. By One of the Fools

  • Resolved, That the thanks of this Convention are due, and are hereby tendered to these noble reprensentatives who have so promptly stepped forth in their power of impeachment, to check and correct the evil threatened by the acts of an usurpative Executive.

    Journal of the Constitutional Convention of the State of North-Carolina, at Its Session 1868

  • Wade decision "usurpative," and compared it to the court's "Dred Scott" decision, which ruled that black slaves in the U.S. were not protected by the Constitution and could not be citizens, that the Congress could not prohibit slavery in U.S. territories, and that slaves could not be taken away from their owners without due process for the owner.

    The Full Feed from

  • He argues that, properly understood, judicial review of statutes, whether federal or state, for conformity to the Constitution is not innovative, awesome, usurpative, or political at all.

    Powell's Books: Overview


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