Definition of usurp verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

usurp

 verb
verb
NAmE//yuˈsərp//
 
usurp somebody/something(formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they usurp
 
he / she / it usurps
 
past simple usurped
 
-ing form usurping
 
 
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to take someone's position and/or power without having the right to do this
NAmE//ˌyusərˈpeɪʃn//
 
noun [uncountable, countable] the usurpation of power
 
noun
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