Definitions

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  • v. To deprive of the monarchy

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To deprive of a crown; to take the crown from; hence, to discrown; to dethrone.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To deprive of a crown; degrade from the royal dignity; by extension, to reduce from high dignity or preëminence.
  • To remove the crown from.

Etymologies

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un- +‎ crown

Examples

  • Even many months later, Symeon recalled the dream vividly, the god™s honeyed voice telling him to uncrown.

    Chosen Of The Gods

  • Why did Jonathan visit David in the gloomy wood that day and uncrown himself for him?

    Sermons on Biblical Characters

  • Yes, Jonathan went into the woods to uncrown himself! to empty himself for his friend!

    Sermons on Biblical Characters

  • So it is with all the holy things of God: if I dethrone them they will uncrown me.

    My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year

  • What fate shall dare uncrown thee from this breast,

    The Golden Threshold

  • The more we lighten sin the more we uncrown our Redeemer.

    The Epistles of St. Peter

  • They had meant to put on King James, for his own good, some gentle force, to punish the Jesuits and renegades who had misled him, to obtain from him some guarantee for the safety of the civil and ecclesiastical institutions of the realm, but not to uncrown and banish him.

    The History of England, from the Accession of James II — Volume 3

  • It masters time, it conquers space, it cows that boastful trickster Chance, and bids the tyrant Circumstance uncrown and fill a servant's place.

    THROUGH TH3 WALL

  • Shem’s bodily getup, it seems, included an adze of a skull, an eight of a larkseye, the whoel of a nose, one numb arm up a sleeve, fortytwo hairs off his uncrown, eighteen to his mock lip,

    Finnegans Wake

  • Having reached the point where I was going to uncrown Queen2, she finally got her s*** together and contributed to the "We" in WWAQ.

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