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usurper

[ yoo-sur-per, -zur‐ ]
/ yuˈsɜr pər, -ˈzɜr‐ /
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noun
someone who seizes an office or position of power by force or without legal right, or who is perceived to have done so: The usurper Vitigis gathered his army together and laid siege to Rome.
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