enthrone Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. verb provide with power and authority
    invest; vest.
    • They vested the council with special rights
  2. verb put a monarch on the throne
    • The Queen was enthroned more than 50 years ago


En*throne" transitive verb
Pref. en- + throne: cf. OF. enthroner. Cf. Inthronize.
  1. To seat on a throne; to exalt to the seat of royalty or of high authority; hence, to invest with sovereign authority or dignity.
    Beneath a sculptured arch he sits enthroned. Pope.
    It [mercy] is enthroned in the hearts of kings. Shak.
  2. (Eccl.) To induct, as a bishop, into the powers and privileges of a vacant see.

Webster 1913