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English definition of “throne”


noun [C] uk   /θrəʊn/ us    /θroʊn/
C2 the special chair used by a ruler, especially a king or queen the throne C2 the state of being a ruler: Elizabeth II ascended/came to the throne (= became queen of Britain) when her father died. Queen Victoria was on the throne (= was queen) at that time. Charles is next in line to the throne (= will become king next).
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