Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who usurps; especially, one who seizes illegally on sovereign power.

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  • noun One who usurps.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun one who wrongfully or illegally seizes and holds the place of another

Etymologies

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From Latin ūsūrpāre ("to seize for use, to use")

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