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Example sentences for usurpation

It was an outrageous usurpation of executive authority and a mockery of the values on which this nation was founded.
The changing of term limitations within the city charter is a usurpation of the sovereign power of the people of this city.
But they were not long able to maintain this unjust usurpation.
Our fathers resisted, not the king's prerogative, but the king's usurpation.
They never depart an iota from the authentic formulas of tyranny and usurpation.
The arguments of legislative usurpation and violation of the separation of powers are meritless.

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