Definitions of "usurp"
  1. The act of taking and maintaining control of something like an office, position, or powers, forcefully or without legal justification
  2. Wrongful or illegitimate seizing or exercising of authority or possession
How to use "usurp" in a sentence
  1. A company leader might usurp control from the board of directors without their consent.
  2. In a hostile takeover, one corporation could potentially usurp the properties and assets of another.
  3. The manager was accused of trying to usurp the owner's authority by making decisions without consulting her first.

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