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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,

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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No one assumed that a guy in the US to take a unilateral decision running counter to international rules and regulations and annex part of a country to a usurper one, he said.
But unfortunately, we have a usurper in Miraflores," read another tweet in Spanish, in reference to Maduro.
It is an unfounded fear of most usurpers that without them all will be lost.
Zia the third usurper followed the same course to get rid of democratically elected leadership.
Aquilino 'Koko' Pimentel III yesterday called on his partymates in PDP-Laban to stay the course and warned them against what he described as fakes and usurpers out to destroy the ruling party.
"We will support the Palestinians with their legitimate right to resist because what they are doing is not terrorism, but resistance to the occupier and the usurper of their land," the Grand Mufti said.
YESTERDAY'S SOLUTIONS WEE THINKER ACROSS: 7 Ophelia 9 Onion 10 Dummy 11 Usurper 12 Ran 13 True blue 16 Extracts 17 Gut 19 Plateau 21 Grime 22 Ennui 23 Engulfs DOWN: 1 Poldark 2 Chamonix 3 Clay 4 Columbus 5 Wisp 6 Intro 8 Acupuncture 13 Turmeric 14 Ungainly 15 Atheist 18 Ypres 20 Aunt 21 Gags QUICKIE ACROSS: 1 Plaster cast 8 Sue 9 Was 11 Prairie 12 Cramp 13 Urn 14 Tee 15 Several 17 Tie 19 Opal 21 Lynx 23 Lobe 25 Safe 27 Ten 29 Stiffen 31 Add 34 Ask 36 Leapt 37 Earache 38 Dam 39 Red 40 Represented DOWN: 1 Purr 2 Lean 3 Surgeon 4 Eleven 5 Cocoa 6 Swat 7 Tame 8 Spurt 10 Spell 16 Lob 18 Elf 20 Pet 22 Yes 24 Overrun 25 Scald 26 Afters 28 Naked 30 Tutor 32 Dear 33 Dame 34 Acre 35 Shed
WASHINGTON/AUGUSTA, Ga., Jumada I 21, 1437, Mar 1, 2016, SPA -- Donald Trump looked poised to strengthen his lead in the Republican presidential race when 11 states vote on Tuesday, an outcome likely to intensify concerns among party leaders who consider him a usurper, Reuters reported.
Saturday nights on BBC Four are always left open for European crime dramas, but there's a usurper in our midst tonight.
So I too will become a usurper, For I''m not going to sigh and to sob, 'Cos I''m posting this poem to the Palace, And pinching the Poet Laureate''s job!
Some topics explored include medieval Irish genealogies and genetics, the Turnberry Band, James the Usurper of Desmond, church reform in Connacht, heresy in Ireland in the 13th and 14th centuries, the court poet in early Ireland, and biblical allusions in Irish bardic religious poetry.