Usurpingly \U*surp"ing*ly\, adv. In a usurping manner. [1913 Webster]

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  • usurpingly — See usurper. * * * …   Universalium

  • usurpingly — usurp·ing·ly …   English syllables

  • usurpingly — adverb Etymology: usurping (present participle of usurp) + ly : by usurpation * * * usurˈpingly adverb • • • Main Entry: ↑usurp …   Useful english dictionary

  • usurp — usurper, n. usurpingly, adv. /yooh serrp , zerrp /, v.t. 1. to seize and hold (a position, office, power, etc.) by force or without legal right: The pretender tried to usurp the throne. 2. to use without authority or right; employ wrongfully: The …   Universalium

  • usurp — [yo͞o sʉrp′, yo͞ozʉrp′] vt. [ME usurpen < MFr usurper < L usurpare < usus, a USE + rapere, to seize: see RAPE1] to take or assume (power, a position, property, rights, etc.) and hold in possession by force or without right vi. to… …   English World dictionary

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