Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To depose from or as if from a throne.

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  • v. To dethrone.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To remove from, or as from, a throne; to dethrone.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To remove from a throne or from supreme authority; dethrone.

Etymologies

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un- +‎ throne

Examples

  • The time is now to tell your elected officials and national leaders that we must unthrone the nuclear despot.

    Steven Crandell: The Declaration of Independence -- From Nuclear Weapons

  • The aim of the war was simple: to do what had not been done in 1792, unthrone the Tippoo, to which end the British concocted some very thin reasons to justify an invasion of Mysore, ignored the Tippoo's overtures for peace and so marched on Seringapatam.

    Sharpe's Tiger

  • He saw the terrible German king-maker Ricimer throne and unthrone a series of puppet emperors, he saw the last remnant of Gallic independence thrown away and himself become a barbarian subject, and he saw a few years before he died the fall of the empire in the west.

    Medieval People

  • Something must be done to _unthrone_ these wretches, or things will be worse and worse.

    A Journey through the Kingdom of Oude, Volumes I & II

  • The sinner would not only unthrone God, but ungod him, which makes the debt infinite.

    The Lord's Prayer

  • Sin is deicidium [the killing of God]; it would not only unthrone God, but ungod him; if sin could help it, God should no longer be God.

    The Lord's Prayer

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