uncrown

verb un·crown \ ˌən-ˈkrau̇n \

Definition of uncrown

uncrowned; uncrowning; uncrowns
: to take the crown from : dethrone

Examples of uncrown in a Sentence

  1. Edward VIII effectively uncrowned himself when he insisted upon marrying an American divorcée.

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14th century

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