Predicate: usurp

Roleset id: usurp.01 , to seize, take over, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

usurp.01: USURP-V NOTES: No Vncls. (from usurp.01-v)


usurp (v.)


        Arg0-PAG: usurper, new holder
        Arg1-PPT: role usurped

Example: transitive

        person: ns,  tense: ns,  aspect: ns,  voice: active,  form: infinitive

        Perhaps none of the unconstitutional conditions contained in the appropriations bills for fiscal 1990 better illustrates [Congress]-1 's attempt [*]-1 to usurp executive power than Section 609 of the executive-office bill.

        Arg0: [*]
        Rel: usurp
        Arg1: executive power

Example: another shorter example that hurts less:

        person: third,  tense: past,  aspect: ns,  voice: active,  form: participle

        The exchange student usurped my bedroom and now I'm sleeping in the den.

        Arg0: The exchance student
        Rel: usurped
        Arg1: my bedroom