dethrone

[ dee-throhn ]
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verb (used with object),de·throned, de·thron·ing.
  1. to remove from a throne; depose.

  2. to remove from any position of power or authority.

Origin of dethrone

1
First recorded in 1600–10; de- + throne

Other words from dethrone

  • de·throne·ment, noun
  • de·thron·er, noun
  • un·de·throned, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for dethrone

dethrone

/ (dɪˈθrəʊn) /


verb
  1. (tr) to remove from a throne or deprive of any high position or title; depose: the champion was dethroned by a young boxer

Derived forms of dethrone

  • dethronement, noun
  • dethroner, noun

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