From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Usurper \U*surp"er\, n.
   One who usurps; especially, one who seizes illegally on
   sovereign power; as, the usurper of a throne, of power, or of
   the rights of a patron.
   [1913 Webster]

         A crown will not want pretenders to claim it, not
         usurpers, if their power serves them, to possess it.
   [1913 Webster]
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