entry to another's property without right or permission
wrongfully seizing and holding (an office or powers) by force (especially the seizure of a throne or supreme authority);
"a succession of generals who ruled by usurpation"
- The struggle during this transitional stage is to oppose Chiang Kai-shek's usurpation of the fruits of victory in the War of Resistance.
- These examples of checks and balances serve to show how careful the framers were to prevent usurpation of power by any one branch of government.
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