They and their leader were acting illegally, usurping military powers that belonged elsewhere!
President Pierce's administration recognized the usurping faction.
David felt deeply wounded by the alliance of Ahithophel with his usurping son, and he was greatly discouraged by it.
He is angry with this evil spirit which is usurping his power on earth.
In the fifth act, we behold Martinuzzi and the usurping young Queen making matters up at a railway pace.
She herself possessed all, in usurping her one rich kingdom.
After the battle of Morgarten they renewed the League at Brunnen , promising again to aid each other against all usurping lords.
But in accepting it I should be usurping an honour that rightly belongs elsewhere.
Antonio, the usurping brother, is said to have been penitent, but his penitence was not profound.
The Assembly were for usurping all authority, civil and military.