u·surp
yo͞oˈsərp/
verb
verb: usurp; 3rd person present: usurps; past tense: usurped; past participle: usurped; gerund or present participle: usurping
  1. take (a position of power or importance) illegally or by force.
    “Richard usurped the throne”
    synonyms: seize, take over, take possession of, take, commandeer, wrest, assume,expropriate

    “Richard usurped the throne”
    • take the place of (someone in a position of power) illegally: supplant.
      “the Hanoverian dynasty had usurped the Stuarts”
      synonyms: oust, overthrow, remove, topple, unseat, depose, dethrone; More

    • archaic
      encroach or infringe upon (someone’s rights).
      “the Church had usurped upon the domain of the state”

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