A throne is the seat of state of a potentate or dignitary, especially the seat occupied by a sovereign on state occasions; or the seat occupied by a pope or bishop on ceremonial occasions. "Throne" in an abstract sense can also refer to the monarchy or the Crown itself, an instance of metonymy, and is also used in many expressions such as "the power behind the throne".
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... There is much debate over who is the legitimate heir to the Russian throne, and bitter dispute within the family itself ... Some of her opponents believe she is ineligible to claim the throne because she was born of a marriage that would have been deemed morganatic under Russia's ... Although she did not claim the throne, per se, as women could not succeed to the Russian throne so long as any male dynast survived, she became more famous than any of the ...
... without having produced a legitimate male heir and (2) lacking or unclear rules of throne inheritance, caused disagreement about the throne ... the Birchlegs and the House of Sverre, which thereby took over the throne from the previous royal house ... Beginning with the ascent to the throne of King Sverre in 1184, he and his descendants ousted their enemies who belonged to groups like the Baglers (1196–1217) and the Ribbungs (1219 ...
... Depending on context, the Chrysanthemum Throne can be construed as a metonymy, which is a rhetorical device for an allusion relying on proximity or correspondence, as for example referring to ... to a part with the name of the whole, such as "Chrysanthemum Throne" for the mystic process of transferring Imperial authority -- as in December 18, 876 (Jōgan 18, on the 29th day of the 11th month) In ... Shortly thereafter, Emperor Yōzei is said to have formally acceded to the throne (‘‘sokui’’) ...
... The Chrysanthemum Throne (皇位, kōi?, lit ... is the English term used to identify the throne of the Emperor of Japan ... very specific seating, such as the takamikura (高御座) throne in the Shishin-den at Kyoto Imperial Palace ...
More definitions of "throne":
- (noun): A plumbing fixture for defecation and urination.
Synonyms: toilet, can, commode, crapper, pot, potty, stool
- (noun): The chair of state of a monarch, bishop, etc..
Example: "The king sat on his throne"
- (verb): Put a monarch on the throne.
- (noun): The position and power of one who occupies a throne.
Famous quotes containing the word throne:
“I am apt to think, if we knew what it was to be an angel for one hour, we should return to this world, though it were to sit on the brightest throne in it, with vastly more loathing and reluctance than we would now descend into a loathsome dungeon or sepulchre.”
—George Berkeley (16851753)
“By a route obscure and lonely,
Haunted by ill angels only,
Where an eidolon, named Night,
On a black throne reigns upright,
I have reached these lands but newly
From an ultimate dim Thule
From a wild weird clime that lieth, sublime,
Out of spaceout of time.”
—Edgar Allan Poe (18091849)
“My heart is as some famine-murdered land
Whence all good things have perished utterly,
And well I know my soul in Hell must lie
If I this night before Gods throne should stand.”
—Oscar Wilde (18541900)