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Usurp

transitive verb
1. a : to seize and hold (as office, place, or powers) in possession by force or without right <usurp a throne>

b : to take or make use of without right <usurped the rights to her life story>

2: to take the place of by or as if by force
intransitive verb
: to seize or exercise authority or possession wrongfully
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