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gaining control

Definitions of gaining control
  1. noun
    the act of forcibly dispossessing an owner of property
    synonyms: capture, seizure
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    Norman Conquest
    the invasion and settlement of England by the Normans following the battle of Hastings (1066)
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    usurpation
    wrongfully seizing and holding (an office or powers) by force (especially the seizure of a throne or supreme authority)
    apprehension, arrest, catch, collar, pinch, taking into custody
    the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal)
    conquering, conquest, subjection, subjugation
    the act of conquering
    enslavement
    the act of making slaves of your captives
    type of:
    acquiring, getting
    the act of acquiring something
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