verb (used with object), de·throned, de·thron·ing.

  1. to remove from a throne; depose.
  2. to remove from any position of power or authority.


  1. (tr) to remove from a throne or deprive of any high position or title; deposethe champion was dethroned by a young boxer

c.1600; see de- (privative) + throne. Related: Dethroned; dethroning.

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