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Topic: GOVERNMENT

Date: 1100-1200
Language: Old French
Origin: trone, from Latin thronus, from Greek thronos

throne

noun
     
throne
1 [countable]DHFPG a special chair used by a king or queen at important ceremonies
2

the throne

PG the position and power of being a king or queen:
He is next in line to the throne (=will become king when the present ruler dies).
In 1913, George V was on the throne (=was ruling).
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