dethronement dethronement

Definition(s):

  • (n) the act of deposing someone; removing a powerful person from a position or office

Usage(s):

  1. For sheer theatricality, Valry Giscard d'Estaing's passing from the presidency in France rivaled King Richard II's dethronement in Shakespeare's play.
  2. Though at 33 he is already a veteran of countless brushes with death or dethronement, Jordan's King Hussein has never faced a challenge quite as taxing as the one he faces now.
  3. Two days later, on the fourth anniversary of the dethronement of ex-King Farouk, the West got a jolting reminder that Nasser has a nasty bite as well as a loud bark.

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