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commandeering

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the unlawful taking or withholding of something from the rightful owner under a guise of authority
  • the Spanish navy's commandeering of fishing boats and impressment of fishermen
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commandeering

verb , present participle of commandeer

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1 to take control of (a vehicle) by force
  • an airliner commandeered by terrorists
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2 to take or make use of under a guise of authority but without actual right
  • commandeered all of the equipment, as if the chem lab belonged solely to him
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