USURPATION, torts. The unlawful assumption of the use of property which
belongs to another; an interruption or the disturbing a man in his right and
possession. Toml. Law Dict. h.t.
2. According to Lord Coke, there are two kinds of usurpation. 1. When a
stranger, without right, presents to a church, and his clerk is admitted;
and, 2. When a subject uses a franchise of the king without lawful
authority. Co. Litt. 277 b.
USURPATION, government. The tyrannical assumption of the government by force
contrary to and in violation of the constitution of the country.accession
, legitimate succession
, playing God
, taking over