[ dee-throhn ]
/ diˈθroʊn /

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

First recorded in 1600–10; de- + throne

Related forms

de·throne·ment, nounde·thron·er, nounun·de·throned, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for dethronement


/ (dɪˈθrəʊn) /


(tr) to remove from a throne or deprive of any high position or title; deposethe champion was dethroned by a young boxer

Derived Forms

dethronement, noundethroner, noun
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