Definition of Dethrone

1. Verb. Remove a monarch from the throne. "If the King does not abdicate, he will have to be dethroned"

Generic synonyms: Disinvest, Divest
Derivative terms: Dethronement
Antonyms: Enthrone



Definition of Dethrone

1. v. t. To remove or drive from a throne; to depose; to divest of supreme authority and dignity.

Definition of Dethrone

1. Verb. To depose; to forcibly relieve a monarch of the monarchy. ¹

2. Verb. To remove any governing authority from power. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dethrone

1. to remove from a throne [v -THRONED, -THRONING, -THRONES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dethrone

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Literary usage of Dethrone

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1. The Conspiracy Unveiled. The South Sacrificed; Or, The Horrors of Secession by James W. Hunnicutt (1863)
"WHY is it that men will suffer passion and prejudice to dethrone reason ? Let us consider for a moment our present deplorable condition. ..."

2. The History of England: From the Invasion of Julius C├Žsar to the Revolution by David Hume (1858)
"... which was increased by his late services, enforced all these motives with their partisans, and engaged them in a formal conspiracy to dethrone the king. ..."

3. History of Europe During the Middle Ages by Henry Hallam (1899)
"'s deposition in the council of Lyons asserts that the pope may dethrone the emperor for lawful causes.? These rubrics to the decretals are not perhaps of ..."

4. Herodotus by Herodotus (1812)
"... that he conceived it not to be in the power even of a deity to dethrone him. He was, however, conquered and taken prisoner; after his captivity he was ..."

5. Manners and customs of the ancient Egyptians: Including Their Private Life by John Gardner Wilkinson (1837)
"... given on the authority of Herodotus; who represents Amasis as a rebel chief, taking advantage of the disaffection of the army to dethrone his sovereign. ..."

6. A Greek and English Lexicon of the New Testament by Edward Robinson (1852)
"princes, potentates, to cast down, sc. from their thrones, to dethrone, Luke i. 52. ... dethrone ..."

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