unseat
transitive verb Date: 1596 1. to dislodge from one's seat especially on horseback 2. to remove from a place or position; especially to remove from political office

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  • Unseat — Un*seat , v. t. [1st pref. un + seat.] [1913 Webster] 1. To throw from one s seat; to deprive of a seat. Cowper. [1913 Webster] 2. Specifically, to deprive of the right to sit in a legislative body, as for fraud in election. Macaulay. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • unseat — index demote, depose (remove), discharge (dismiss), dislocate, dislodge, dismiss (discharge) …   Law dictionary

  • unseat — 1590s, to throw down from a seat (especially on horseback), from UN (Cf. un ) (2) + SEAT (Cf. seat) (v.). Meaning to deprive of rank or office is attested from 1610s; especially of elected office in a representative body from 1834 …   Etymology dictionary

  • unseat — ► VERB 1) cause to fall from a saddle or seat. 2) remove from a position of power …   English terms dictionary

  • unseat — [unsēt′] vt. 1. to throw or dislodge from a seat; specif., UNHORSE 2. to remove from office, deprive of rank, etc …   English World dictionary

  • unseat — [[t]ʌ̱nsi͟ːt[/t]] unseats, unseating, unseated 1) VERB When people try to unseat a person who is in an important job or position, they try to remove him or her from that job or position. [V n] It is still not clear who was behind Sunday s attempt …   English dictionary

  • unseat — UK [ʌnˈsiːt] / US [ʌnˈsɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms unseat : present tense I/you/we/they unseat he/she/it unseats present participle unseating past tense unseated past participle unseated 1) to remove someone from a position of power, for… …   English dictionary

  • unseat — verb Unseat is used with these nouns as the object: ↑president …   Collocations dictionary

  • unseat — un|seat [ʌnˈsi:t] v [T] 1.) to remove someone from a powerful job or position ▪ an attempt to unseat the party leader 2.) if a horse unseats someone, it throws them off its back …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • unseat — verb (T) 1 to remove someone from a position of power or strength: You ll see we ll unseat the President at the next election. 2 if a horse unseats someone, it throws them off its back …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • unseat — verb 1) the horse unseated his rider Syn: dislodge, throw, dismount, upset, unhorse 2) an attempt to unseat the party leader Syn: depose, oust, remove from office, topple, overthrow, bring down …   Thesaurus of popular words

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