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USURPER, government. One who assumes the right of government by force, contrary to and in violation of the constitution of the country. Toull. Dr. Civ. n. 32. Vide Tyranny,

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He may very well have been a usurper and a murderer.
Beautifully illustrated with primary color-prairie images of the buffalo, "The Enchanted Buffalo" tells the tale of a greedy buffalo usurper bull named Barrag who takes control of a leaderless tribe of mighty buffalo.
The martial law was beyond the mandate of the constitution and will be invalid for eternity," and said "a usurper is a usurper.
Also, be aware that the other three Kurdistan portions need to be free from their usurper occupiers, preferably immediately.
The Usurper took a drink from a bottle of mineral water, taking cafe to choose an unopened one, and left without further ceremony.
When her father is murdered, a usurper takes to the throne and Torina is forced to flee and rely on both to save her kingdom.
A usurper abandons Temujin's fatherless family and moves the clan south.
If there is a weak link it's Goss, who fails to convey the rage and frustration of his misguided usurper.
owner and lady of the space in white, usurper of the word,
Allectus also turned usurper but was defeated by Constantius I, father of the Emperor Constantine, in 296.
He was switched at birth with the real Prince Aernon, the Usurper.
Using the familiar technique of trying to scare people into surrendering their liberties, the would-be usurper continued: "Either before we lose a city or, if we are truly stupid, after we lose a city, we will adopt rules of engagement that use every technology we can find to break up their capacity to use the Internet, to break up their capacity to use free speech, and to go after people who want to kill us to stop them from recruiting people.