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arrogate

verb [T] uk   /ˈær.ə.ɡeɪt/ us    /ˈer.ə-/ formal
to take something without having the right to do so: They arrogate to themselves the power to punish people.Capturing or taking possession of thingsGetting, receiving and accepting
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