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unseat

[uhn-seet] /ʌnˈsit/
verb (used with object)
1.
to dislodge from a seat, especially to throw from a saddle, as a rider; unhorse.
2.
to remove from political office by an elective process, by force, or by legal action:
The corrupt mayor was finally unseated.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; un-2 + seat
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unseat

/ʌnˈsiːt/
verb (transitive)
1.
to throw or displace from a seat, saddle, etc
2.
to depose from office or position
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Word Origin and History for unseating

unseat

v.

1590s, "to throw down from a seat" (especially on horseback), from un- (2) + seat (v.). Meaning "to deprive of rank or office" is attested from 1610s; especially of elected office in a representative body from 1834. Related: Unseated; unseating.

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