Last modified on 26 September 2009, at 14:28
dis- + crown
discrown (third-person singular simple present discrowns, present participle discrowning, simple past and past participle discrowned)
- To remove the crown from; thus, to deprive of royal status
- 1876, John Esten Cooke, A Life of Gen. Robert E. Lee:
- He discrowned, in rapid succession, one after another of the United States' most, accomplished and admirable commanders.
- 1897, Hezekiah Butterworth, True to His Home:
- "Never attempt to discrown the king."
- 1917, Arnold Joseph Toynbee, Turkey= A Past and a Future:
- Not, even indirectly, the discrowned Turk, for if he were not banned by his crimes he would still be doomed by his incapacity.