Definition of usurpation noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

usurpation

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌjuːzɜːˈpeɪʃn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌjuːzɜːrˈpeɪʃn//
 
[uncountable, countable](formal)
 
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the act of taking somebody's position and/or power without having the right to do this the usurpation of power