USURP', v.t. s as z. L. usurpo.
To seize and hold in possession by force or without right; as, to usurp a throne; to usurp the prerogatives of the crown; to usurp power. To usurp the right of a patron, is to oust or dispossess him.
Vice sometimes usurps the place of virtue.
Usurp is not applied to common dispossession of private property.