Usurped power

USURPED POWER, insurance. By an article of the printed proposals which are considered as making a part of the contract of insurance it is provided, that "No loss of damage by fire, happening by any invasion, foreign enemy, or any military or usurped power whatsoever will be made good by this company." Lord Chief J. Wilmot, Mr. Justice Clive, and Mr. Justice Bathurst, against the opinion of Mr. Justice Gould, determined that the true import of the words usurped power in the proviso, was an invasion, from abroad, or an internal rebellion, where armies are drawn up against each other, when the laws are silent, and when the firing of towns becomes unavoidable; but that those words could not mean the power of a common mob. 2 Marsh. Ins. 390.

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want to abolish the law, as under this law, each judge of the Constitutional Court, who together with Yanukovych usurped power and destroyed the Ukrainian Constitution, should be subjected to mandatory dismissal", he emphasized, noting that there were eight such judges of the Constitution Court.
He said the legitimate government wants peace and the restoration of statehood and forcibly usurped power to the official institutions.
The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) sat back and tolerated the group as it illegally usurped power through its use of force and suppression of dissent.
Abou El-Nasr added: "Al-Sisi usurped power and took advantage of Egypt's army.
In one speech he says: "I call you to start an intense battle for your language and for the rights of the Russian population (in Ukraine) and against people and national forces who illegally usurped power in Kiev and carried out a coup.
Some have been democratically elected and some have usurped power by force, but they all have one thing in common: they are smelly, dishonest and, in many cases, corrupt politicians.
Mursi's year in office was tarnished by allegations that he usurped power, imposed the Brotherhood's views on society and mismanaged the economy.
69 excludes loss "occasioned directly or indirectly by or through or in consequence of any of the following occurrences: mutiny, civil commotion assuming the proportions of or amounting to a popular rising, military rising, insurrection, rebellion, revolution, military or usurped power," It should be noted that Form 1.
Priests usurped power by inventing sins then proclaiming themselves, alone, empowered to forgive them.
Amir stated that Zia was a ruthless dictator who usurped power and callously removed Pakistan's first directly elected Prime Minister.
He has usurped power and attacked the opposition, violating civilian principles of the state.
Sunnis have traditionally opposed Shiism, which teaches that many of the Prophet Mohammed's companions revered by Sunnis were corrupt and usurped power from his rightful successor and cousin, Ali.