GRE Word List

USURP

seize another's power or rank (without legal authority); supplant; appropriate; N. usurpation; CF. take for one's own use

The meaning of the word usurp is seize another's power or rank (without legal authority); supplant; appropriate; N. usurpation; CF. take for one's own use.

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