Origin of usurpation
Examples from the Web for usurpation
Russians had no choice but face his final decision; his usurpation of political power is sickly humiliating.
All government action is not a usurpation of individual freedom—it's a matter of striking the right balance.
I reflected on the infatuation of my surviving parent, and the usurpation of the detestable Betty, with horror.Arthur Mervyn|Charles Brockden Brown
But the limit to this usurpation must apparently be set by the crowding out of those individuals in which it is carried too far.The Whence and the Whither of Man|John Mason Tyler
These will be merely acts of usurpation, and will deserve to be treated as such.The Federalist Papers|Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison
Bonaparte was enraged and stormed against England's usurpation of the lordship of the sea.The Political History of England - Vol. X.|William Hunt
Wight did not lay claim to the position of President of the church, but he resented what he called Brigham Young's usurpation.The Story of the Mormons|William Alexander Linn
Word Origin and History for usurpation
late 14c., from Old French usurpacion, from Latin usurpationem (nominative usurpatio), noun of action from usurpare (see usurp).