AskDefine | Define unseat

Dictionary Definition

unseat

Verb

1 remove from political office; "The Republicans are trying to unseat the liberal Democrat"
2 dislodge from one's seat, as from a horse

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Pronunciation

Verb

  1. To throw from one's seat; to deprive of a seat.
  2. Specifically, to deprive of the right to sit in a legislative body, as for fraud in election.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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