dethronement dethronement


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


  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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