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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Yet how should this be, while Rowena, Athelstane, and I myself, remain the prisoners of this brutal marauder and have been made so perhaps from a sense of the dangers which our liberty might bring to the usurped power of his nation?''
'But his instruction has been ignored completely." The Gonoforum president said those usurped power and indulging in plundering by abuse of power are not owners of the country.
Atambayev usurped power and must be held accountable for that, but according to the law," Beknazarov said.
We need to take warning that if we do not plan the architectural facade of the country, entirely beneficial for us people, then soon enough we will be a basket case of conflicting ideologies only serving the consolidation of a usurped power base.
The crisis in Venezuela intensified when Guaido proclaimed himself interim president of Venezuela on the 23rd of January after the opposition-controlled National Assembly declared that President Nicolas Maduro had usurped power.
'Attempts to legitimise usurped power' constituted 'interference in Venezuela's internal affairs,' President Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Monday.
The Houthis have usurped power with the help of external forces that are determined to spread chaos in this country and region at large.
ABU DHABI: Since the announcement of the coup by the Houthi militias against the fraternal people of Yemen, and the manner in which they usurped power with the help of external powers, and regional agendas of evil that sought to spread chaos in this country, the Saudi-led Arab Coalition, whose intent is to spread justice and uphold the legitimacy in Yemen, is keen to reach a political solution based on the United Nations, UN, resolutions, in particular Resolution No.
He said that whenever a military dictator usurped power from civilians, he brought the whole institution into disrepute.
Nawaz added in presser at Punjab House Islamabad that whenever a military dictator usurped power from civilians, he brought the whole institution into disrepute.
Army generals Chun Doo-hwan and Roh Tae-woo usurped power.
Al-Maliki said Yemen has so much suffered from the extremist ideology of the Iran-backed Houthis who usurped power in Sanaa and controlled the State's institutions, including vital capabilities and heavy weapons, a development that led to the destabilization of the country and suffering of its people.