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arrogate

verb

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to take or make use of under a guise of authority but without actual right
  • arrogated the corner office without obtaining prior approval

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The first known use of arrogate was in 1537

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“Arrogate.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/arrogate. Accessed 22 January 2020.

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