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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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Now that the political class in Washington has no intention to stop weaponizing the usurper regime, the Palestinian youth should do the next best thing: Arm themselves.
Saturday nights on BBC Four are always left open for European crime dramas, but there's a usurper in our midst tonight.
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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.
A two-member bench, headed by Justice Jawad S Khawaja, observed that the federation had so far taken no action against the former military dictator who had been declared a usurper by the apex court on July 31 2009 and against whom the Senate had unanimously passed a resolution on January 23 2012, calling for his arrest whenever he returned to Pakistan, reports The Express Tribune.
But poor old Richard has been cast as a villain, a usurper and a murderer whose contorted body reflected a twisted mind.
The plot of Dishonored is fairly simple: you're the Lord Protector of the realm, framed for the murder of the Empress you're sworn to protect by a usurper to the throne.
The First Crusade (109699) is one of the best-known and most written-about events in history' yet little has been written about its 'real origins' which were not so much Urban Il's famous call to arms but the plea from the usurper Emperor Alexios I Komnenos in Constantinople for help in turning back the tide of Mohammedan incursions into the empire.
Elle a ajoute que les critiques adressees au Conseil national de la femme n'etaient que des tentatives pour usurper ces droits.
FLAG DAY RUSSIA 1485: The Battle of Bosworth Field was fought in Leicestershire and Richard III was butchered as he tried to reach usurper Henry Tudor.
This first story in a series tells of his struggles with self doubt but with an increasing strength of will to overcome the evil of the usurper of the throne, the werelion.