Definition of usurpation:
- The act of usurping, or of seizing and enjoying; an authorized, arbitrary assumption and exercise of power, especially an infringing on the rights of others; specifically, the illegal seizure of sovereign power; -- commonly used with of, also used with on or upon; as, the usurpation of a throne; the usurpation of the supreme power.
- Use; usage; custom.
misdemeanor, encroachment, impingement, ravishment, rape, preemption, irreverence, infraction, give, assault, arrogation, capture, appropriation, impact, violation, intrusion, assumption, trespass, deposal, invasion, infringement, seizure, misdemeanour.
But, should mysterious fate decree her fall, may that power which knows the vice and horrors which accompany a tyrant's reign, terminate the existence of a people who can no longer preserve their lives but by receiving laws from usurpation!"- "The Scottish Chiefs", Jane Porter.
- "The British Barbarians", Grant Allen.
- "The Ego and His Own", Max Stirner.