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u·sur·pa·tion

(yū'sŭr-pā'shŭn),
Assumption of pacemaker function of the heart by a subsidiary focus as a result of its own increased automaticity; for example, accelerated junctional pacemaker takes command when it exceeds the sinus rate.
[L. usurpo, pp. -atus, to seize]
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I call upon the democracy loving people to rededicate themselves to this ideal and not permit religious extremists to usurp power in the name of religion,' he said.
I call upon the democracy-loving people to rededicate themselves to this ideal and not permit religious extremists to usurp power in the name of religion,' he said.
Denouncing attempts to "destroy Russia's statehood and usurp power", he said: "The Russian people have shown today that such scenarios will not succeed in our land .
ISLAMABAD -- 'The PPP will fight the religious extremists and not permit them to usurp political power in the name of religion'.
He said that the JI will not let corrupts to usurp the rights of citizens.
Then her mother chooses to lie with a man to become impregnated with another child and awaits the birth of this daughter who would usurp Rain's inheritance.
However, Andre Guerrero, chef-owner of Max and Senor Fred, both in Sherman Oaks, wants to usurp Langer's long hold on the city's pastrami crown.
Jarvis, too, claimed that Witness to Faith was "tremendously intrusive," and he, too, suggested that the method to be used in the event of any disputes would usurp "the authority of the arbitrators under the collective agreement.
Episodes will range from medtech-company execs who share how they have overcome business-threatening obstacles, to Wall Street veterans discussing timely exit strategies; from clinicians explaining why certain emerging technologies might usurp long-standing standards of care in particular indications, to patients who explain why a particular new technology has changed their lives for the better.
He said that the Census bureau has with a purpose reduced population of Sindh so as to tactfully usurp due shares for Sindh from the divisible pool.
His consular colleague Collatinus, because of bearing the surname Tarquinius, soon left office and voluntarily went into exile, to remove any apprehensions that another Tarquin might usurp power.