disthronize

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From dis- +‎ throne +‎ -ize.

Verb[edit]

disthronize (third-person singular simple present disthronizes, present participle disthronizing, simple past and past participle disthronized)

  1. (archaic, rare) To remove from the throne, to dethrone.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, II.x:
      Deposed was from Princedome soueraine, / And pitteous Elidure put in his sted; / Who shortly it to him restord againe, / Till by his death he it recouered; / But Peridure and Vigent him disthronized.