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
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
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I have no recollection of ever having said or written the word "usurper," but if the foo s**ts, wear it.
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Indirectly, the usurper is funding my ambitions. posted by Lisa at 8: 58 PM
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Ah, she shall accustom herself to recognize me, whom she calls a usurper, as emperor, and peer of other sovereigns.
Napoleon and the Queen of Prussia F. [Translator] Jordan
"There will be no freedom in the country, properly speaking, until that Northern usurper is tossed out of the place he occupies."
Daisy in the Field 1869
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.
One River Wade Davis 1996