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1throne

noun \ˈthrōn\

: the special chair for a king, queen, or other powerful person

the throne : the position of king or queen

Full Definition of THRONE

1
a :  the chair of state of a sovereign or high dignitary (as a bishop)
b :  the seat of a deity
2
:  royal power and dignity :  sovereignty
3
plural :  an order of angels — see celestial hierarchy

Examples of THRONE

  1. The king sat on his throne.
  2. He is next in line for the throne.
  3. the heir to the throne

Origin of THRONE

Middle English trone, throne, from Anglo-French trone, from Latin thronus, from Greek thronos — more at firm
First Known Use: 13th century

Other Government and Politics Terms

agent provocateur, agitprop, autarky, cabal, egalitarianism, federalism, hegemony, plenipotentiary, popular sovereignty, socialism

2throne

verb
thronedthron·ing

Definition of THRONE

transitive verb
1
:  to seat on a throne
2
:  to invest with kingly rank or power
intransitive verb
1
:  to sit on a throne
2
:  to hold kingly power

First Known Use of THRONE

14th century

Other Government and Politics Terms

agent provocateur, agitprop, autarky, cabal, egalitarianism, federalism, hegemony, plenipotentiary, popular sovereignty, socialism

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