verb (used with object), de·throned, de·thron·ing.
to remove from a throne; depose.
to remove from any position of power or authority.
Origin of dethrone
Related formsde·throne·ment, nounde·thron·er, nounun·de·throned, adjective
First recorded in 1600–10; de-
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Examples from the Web for dethronement
Historical Examples of dethronement
But did not America acquiesce in the dethronement of the Stuarts?
It is the act of abdication, George—the moment of dethronement, that I could not face.
That act of enthroning Him carries with it the dethronement of self.
So there had to be a dethronement as well as an enthronement.
It is the dethronement of will and the deposition of manhood.
British Dictionary definitions for dethronement
Derived Formsdethronement, noundethroner, noun
(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
c.1600; see de- (privative) + throne. Related: Dethroned; dethroning.
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