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dethrone

[dee-throhn] /diˈθroʊn/
verb (used with object), dethroned, dethroning.
1.
to remove from a throne; depose.
2.
to remove from any position of power or authority.
Origin of dethrone
1600-1610
1600-10; de- + throne
Related forms
dethronement, noun
dethroner, noun
undethroned, adjective
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dethrone

/dɪˈθrəʊn/
verb
1.
(transitive) to remove from a throne or deprive of any high position or title; depose: the champion was dethroned by a young boxer
Derived Forms
dethronement, noun
dethroner, noun
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v.

c.1600; see de- (privative) + throne. Related: Dethroned; dethroning.

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