EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

un- +‎ seat

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ʌnˈsiːt/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -iːt

VerbEdit

unseat (third-person singular simple present unseats, present participle unseating, simple past and past participle unseated)

  1. To throw from one's seat; to deprive of a seat.
    The frightened horse reared up and unseated its rider.
  2. To deprive of the right to sit in a legislative body, as for fraud in election, or simply by defeating them in an election.
    Having lost her seat to a Tory, she succeeded in unseating him in the next general election.

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