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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



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