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: to cause to disappear : destroy
: to deprive of rank or office : depose
: to deprive of essential characteristics : change the nature of
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defrock, depose, deprive, dethrone, displace, oust, uncrown, unseat, unthrone
crown, enthrone, throne
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15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1
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How a folk song became a term of derision.
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A not-so-sarcastic history
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A quiz in common time.
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