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synonyms for usurpation

  • annexation
  • confiscation
  • abduction
  • apprehension
  • appropriation
  • arrest
  • arrogation
  • assumption
  • bust
  • collar
  • drop
  • grab
  • hook
  • pinch
  • preemption
  • seizing
  • seizure
  • snatch
  • commandeering
  • grabbing
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antonyms for usurpation

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  • letting go
  • release
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How to use usurpation in a sentence

Wallace interrupted Katzenbach and read a long statement, refusing to “willingly submit to the illegal usurpation of power by the federal government.”
HOW ROBERT F. KENNEDY SHAPED HIS BROTHER'S RESPONSE TO CIVIL RIGHTSPATRICIA SULLIVANAUGUST 11, 2021TIME
Indignation nerved her spirit as she reflected upon the usurpation thus ostentatiously displayed.
MADAME ROLAND, MAKERS OF HISTORYJOHN S. C. ABBOTT
But she was quick to discriminate between usurpation, and legal authority.
A SHORT HISTORY OF RHODE ISLANDGEORGE WASHINGTON GREENE
But no one has yet seen fit to bring such an action; and the reason is that there has been no usurpation of executive authority.
PROCEEDINGS OF THE SECOND NATIONAL CONSERVATION CONGRESSVARIOUS
But during those times of military usurpation, these passions were the same.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND IN THREE VOLUMES, VOL.I., PART E.DAVID HUME
Rather than submit to the usurpation of the Guises, they preferred to fall with arms in their hands.
HISTORY OF THE RISE OF THE HUGUENOTSHENRY BAIRD
To restrict the franchise in any respect is to prepare the way for some future usurpation of the rights of the sovereign people.
THE EVOLUTION OF SINN FEINROBERT MITCHELL HENRY
And for this usurpation Madame de Maintenon paid no inconsiderable a penalty.
BEACON LIGHTS OF HISTORY, VOLUME VIIJOHN LORD
It does not delegate usurpation of powers, nor does it prevent revolution against usurped powers.
NULLIFICATION, SECESSION WEBSTER'S ARGUMENT AND THE KENTUCKY AND VIRGINIA RESOLUTIONSCALEB WILLIAM LORING
Indeed a usurpation of powers might be so plain and serious as to justify rebellion.
NULLIFICATION, SECESSION WEBSTER'S ARGUMENT AND THE KENTUCKY AND VIRGINIA RESOLUTIONSCALEB WILLIAM LORING
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WORDS RELATED TO USURPATION

  • confiscation
  • embezzlement
  • expropriation
  • grab
  • misappropriation
  • pilfering
  • seizure
  • takeover
  • taking
  • usurpation
  • allotments
  • allowances
  • apportionments
  • assignments
  • budgets
  • concessions
  • donations
  • funding
  • givings
  • grants
  • provisions
  • setting aparts
  • sponsorings
  • stipends
  • stipulations
  • subsidies
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