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Meaning of USURPER

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  one who wrongfully or illegally seizes and holds the place of another
 

USURPER is a 7 letter word that starts with U.

 

 Synonyms: supplanter
 
 See Also: claim jumper, offender, wrongdoer

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\U*surp"er\, n.
One who usurps; especially, one who seizes illegally on
sovereign power; as, the usurper of a throne, of power, or of
the rights of a patron.

      A crown will not want pretenders to claim it, not
      usurpers, if their power serves them, to possess it.
                                               --South.

 

 

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