The new law is usurping the function of the judge.
He was usurping any title that cannot legally be sold.
They protest against the Asmonaean house for usurping the throne of David, and laying violent hands on the high priesthood (xvii.
Popayan was founded by Sebastian Benalcazar in 1538 on the site of an Indian settlement, whose chief, Payan, had the unusual honour of having his name given to the usurping town.
in his controversies with the bishops of Ravenna concerning the use of the pallium, with Maximus the "usurping" bishop of Salona, and with the patriarchs of Constantinople in respect of the title "ecumenical bishops"), contributed greatly to build up the system of papal absolutism.
The usurping successor of Hakam found it a politic step to request the most notable doctors of the sacred law to examine the royal library; and every book treating of philosophy, astronomy and other forbidden topics was condemned to the flames.
There was usurping of power by a new force from an older energy.
In agricultural areas, industrial tree plantations have undermined food security by usurping productive cropland and pastures.
Then, when two usurping emperors were proclaimed in the East (A.D.
An insurrection in Syria which spread to Egypt presently caused the fall of Ibek, and led to the occupation of the highest posts by the Circassian freedmen Berekeh and Barkuk, of whom the latter ere long succeeded in ousting the former and usurping the sultans place; on the 19th of May 1381, when the sultan All died, his place was given to an infant brother I~IjjI, but on the 26th of November 1382, Barkuk set this child aside and had himself proclaimed sultan (with the title Malik al-Zdhir), thereby ending the BahrI dynasty and commencing that of the Circassians.
One is the usurping of power by a new force from an older energy.
Now, for the first time, we see a program usurping the role of the human editor.
We must not take or be seen to take opportunities for usurping the function of the judge in the other Member State.
You are committing no crime whatsoever and you will not be usurping any title that cannot legally be sold.
When a new baby comes into the family, older children feel betrayed by their parents and may become angry, directing their anger first toward the parents and later toward the intruder who is usurping their position.
Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher), senator from Alderaan under the old Republic, rebel against the usurping Empire.
Martha and Quinn were readying for our restaurant dinner in their room and Betsy was upstairs usurping the single bathroom.
When Pretorius conducted the negotiations which led to the signing of the Sand River Convention he did so without consulting the volksraad, and Potgieter's party accused him of usurping power and aiming at domination over the whole country.
But Lauderdale had the skill to turn the cards on Middleton, accusing him of tricking both parliament and king, and of usurping royal prerogative.
The whole history of the country is in fact one gloomy record of internecine wars, barbaric deeds and unstable governments, of adventurers usurping thrones, only to be themselves unseated, and of raids, rapine and pillage.
Soon after that prince had firmly established his power as nominal guardian and protector of his nephew Gian Galeazzo but really as usurping ruler of the state, he revived a project previously mooted for the erection of an equestrian monument in honour of the founder of his house's greatness, Francesco Sforza, and consulted Lorenzo dei Medici on the choice of an artist.
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