First, Americans have to understand that they should not enthrone democracy as an end in itself.
c.1600, from en- (1) + throne. Replacing enthronize (late 14c.), from Old French introniser (13c.), from Late Latin inthronizare, from Greek enthronizein, from en "in" (see en- (2)) + thronos "throne" (see throne). Related: Enthroned; enthroning.