1. (v. t.) To seize, and hold by force, or without right; as, to usurp a throne; to usurp power\; to usurp the right of a patron is to oust or dispossess him.

2. (v. i.) To commit forcible seizure of place, power, functions, or the like, without right; to commit unjust encroachments; to be, or act as, a usurper.

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