unseat

[ uhn-seet ]
/ ʌnˈsit /

verb (used with object)

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.

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Origin of unseat

First recorded in 1590–1600; un-2 + seat
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British Dictionary definitions for unseat

unseat
/ (ʌnˈsiːt) /

verb (tr)

to throw or displace from a seat, saddle, etc
to depose from office or position
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