- to dislodge from a seat, especially to throw from a saddle, as a rider; unhorse.
- to remove from political office by an elective process, by force, or by legal action: The corrupt mayor was finally unseated.
Origin of unseat
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Examples from the Web for unseat
Their first attempt to unseat the House speaker failed miserably, so why not try again?The YOLO Caucus' New Cry for Attention
January 4, 2015
But is it enough to unseat London as the fashion week to watch?Is New York Fashion Week Now the Cool Kid on the Block?
September 18, 2014
In Massachusetts, Baker is making his second bid for office after failing to unseat Gov. Deval Patrick in 2010.Return of the Blue State Republican Governor?
September 10, 2014
The state GOP was desperate to unseat him in its effort to take control of the legislature.How the North Carolina GOP Made a Wrongfully Convicted Man a Death Row Scapegoat
September 4, 2014
Hofstra added that the episode has only added fuel to Tea Partiers looking to unseat the senator.Mitch McConnell Is Now Tea Party Enemy No. 1
October 18, 2013
Like a good pose in the saddle, nothing could ever unseat the equanimity of Elizabeth.Melomaniacs
Shall the word of such a one as Macer the Christian, unseat my trust in such a one as Fronto?Aurelian
It means when you are through That you don't want your daddy to Unseat you, as he used to do.Bib Ballads
Ring W. Lardner
There was not a horse on the plantation, nor in the county which could unseat him.The Story of John Paul Jones
Chelsea Curtis Fraser
The horses tried every means to unseat their rider, but in vain.Redskin and Cow-Boy
G. A. (George Alfred) Henty
- to throw or displace from a seat, saddle, etc
- to depose from office or position
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Word Origin and History for unseat
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