AskDefine | Define dethrone

Dictionary Definition

dethrone v : remove a monarch from the throne; "If the King does not abdicate, he will have to be dethroned" [ant: enthrone]

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de- + throne


  1. To depose; to forcibly relieve a monarch of the monarchy.
  2. To remove any governing authority from power.



Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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