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usurped

[ yoo-surpt, -zurpt ]
/ yuˈsɜrpt, -ˈzɜrpt /
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adjective
seized by force or without legal right:When Edward IV deposed Henry VI, some saw it as a providential restoration of the usurped throne to the lawful heirs of Richard II.
deprived of something forcibly or without legal right:The peasants and other members of the usurped communities have been forced to work as peons in the land that previously belonged to them.
used or employed without authority or right; used wrongfully:Exploitation of usurped or counterfeited web content is punishable by criminal law.
verb
the simple past tense and past participle of usurp.
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un·u·surped, adjective

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