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Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: supplanter, from Latin supplantare 'to defeat by causing to fall over with the foot', from planta 'bottom of the foot'

supplant

verb
     
sup‧plant [transitive]
to take the place of a person or thing so that they are no longer used, no longer in a position of power etc [= replace]:
Barker was soon supplanted as party leader.

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