- to remove from a throne; depose.
- to remove from any position of power or authority.
Origin of dethrone
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Examples from the Web for dethronement
But did not America acquiesce in the dethronement of the Stuarts?Homeward Bound
James Fenimore Cooper
It is the act of abdication, George—the moment of dethronement, that I could not face.The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly
Charles James Lever
So there had to be a dethronement as well as an enthronement.
That act of enthroning Him carries with it the dethronement of self.
It is the dethronement of will and the deposition of manhood.Practical Ethics
William DeWitt Hyde
- (tr) to remove from a throne or deprive of any high position or title; deposethe champion was dethroned by a young boxer
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Word Origin and History for dethronement
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