One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Deprive (a monarch) of their ruling position.
depose, oust, topple, overthrow, bring down, unseat, remove from office, dislodge, discharge, displace, supplant, usurp, overturn, dismiss, ejectView synonyms
- ‘In these festivals the working people would hold skits in which they would uncrown the king.’
- ‘Warwick uncrowns him and sends him under arrest to the Archbishop of York.’
- ‘He has no reason to speak to the Queen like that, even if she is uncrowned.’
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