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Usurpation is then an easy attainment, and an usurper soon found.

He instances Archelaus, son of Perdiccas, the usurper of Macedonia.

The usurper Amusis is dead and the whole land has risen against you.

They'll fight to the death, and every one of them is good for' at least three of the usurper Lincoln's minions.

I don't want to be deemed a usurper, but a legitimate monarch.

They came to the mission and complained about it, but they never withstood the usurper.

That Maurice Gorman was a villain and a usurper was evident.

I was not an usurper: they may say so as long as they like; nobody will believe them.

This also went in favour of the usurper, and a loss of 10,000 men inflicted.

I will say nought against my usurper, although the Queen may have come to her own again.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., from Old French usurper, from Latin usurpare "make use of, seize for use," in Late Latin "to assume unlawfully," from usus "a use" (see use) + rapere "to seize" (see rapid). Related: Usurped; usurping.

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