Definition of


  1. (verb, contact) dislodge from one's seat, as from a horse
  2. (verb, social) remove from political office

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Alternate forms of Unseat

Hypernyms: displace, move, remove

Origin of the word Unseat

  1. 1596, "to throw down from a seat" (especially on horseback), from un- (2) + seat (v.). Meaning "to deprive of rank or office" is attested from 1611; especially of elected office in a representative body from 1834. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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