usurpative

adjective
usur·​pa·​tive | \ yüˈsərpətiv sometimes -ˈzər- \

Definition of usurpative

: of or constituting usurpation : usurping the tyranny of some usurpative minorityNineteenth Century & After

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History and Etymology for usurpative

Late Latin usurpativus wrongly used, from Latin usurpatus (past participle of usurpare to usurp) + -ivus -ive

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“Usurpative.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/usurpative. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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