un·​throne | \ ˌən-ˈthrōn How to pronounce unthrone (audio) \
unthroned; unthroning; unthrones

Definition of unthrone

transitive verb

: to remove from or as if from a throne

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the board of directors unthroned the CEO when it became clear that he was not going to reverse the company's sagging fortunes anytime soon
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First Known Use of unthrone

1611, in the meaning defined above

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“Unthrone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unthrone. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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