What does the word unseat mean?

Usage examples for unseat

  1. If the devotion to the old Royal House exists, it is kept alive by the exertions of the priests, who would make a hero of Apollyon if he came down on earth and showed a disposition to unseat the present king. – Naples Past and Present by Arthur H. Norway
  2. She wheeled and reared, and, in wrath or in terror, strained every nerve to unseat her rider, while, whether from faith or despair, the woman stood still as a statue, staring at the struggle. – The Marquis of Lossie by George MacDonald
  3. After a few attempts to unseat her, not of the most determined kind however, Kelpie, on her part, consented to carry her, and ever after seemed proud of having a mistress that could ride. – The Marquis of Lossie by George MacDonald