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verb un·seat \-ˈsēt\

Simple Definition of unseat

  • : to remove (someone or something) from a position of power or authority

  • : to cause (someone) to fall from a seat or saddle

Full Definition of unseat

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to dislodge from one's seat especially on horseback

  3. 2 :  to remove from a place or position; especially :  to remove from political office

Examples of unseat

  1. He unseated an incumbent senator.

  2. The horse bucked and unseated its rider.



1596

First Known Use of unseat

1596


UNSEAT Defined for Kids

unseat

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verb un·seat \ˌən-ˈsēt\

Definition of unseat

un·seat·edun·seat·ing

  1. 1 :  to remove from a position of authority <The mayor was unseated in the election.>

  2. 2 :  to cause to fall from a seat or saddle





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