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Throne, n. Etym: [oe. trone, f. trône, l. thronus, gr. dharansa Supporting, dhrs to hold fast, carry, and e. firm, a.]

1. A chair of state, commonly a royal seat, but sometimes the seat of a prince, bishop, or other high dignitary.
The noble king is set up in his throne. Chaucer.
High on a throne of royal state. Milton.

2. Hence, sovereign power and dignity; also, the one who occupies a throne, or is invested with sovereign authority; an exalted or dignified personage.
Only in the throne will I be greater than thou. Genesis 41:40.
To mold a mighty state's decrees, and shape the whisper of the throne. Tennyson.

3. pl.

Defn: a high order of angels in the celestial hierarchy.
Great sire! Whom thrones celestial ceaseless sing. Young.
Colossians 1:16

1:16. For in Him were all things created in Heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones, or dominations, or principalities, or powers. All things were created by Him and in Him.

Throne, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Throned; p. pr. & vb. n. Throning.]

1. To place on a royal seat; to enthrone. Shak.

2. To place in an elevated position; to give sovereignty or dominion to; to exalt.
True image of the father, whether throned in the bosom of bliss, and Light of Light. Milton.

Throne, v. i.

Defn: to be in, or sit upon, a throne;
to be placed as if upon a throne. Shak.

---excerpt from the Illustrated Bible Dictionary

Throne - (Heb. kiss'e ), a royal chair or seat of dignity (Deuteronomy 17:18; 2 Samuel 7:13; Psalms 45:6); an elevated seat with a canopy and hangings, which cover it. It denotes the seat of the high priest in 1 Samuel 1:9; 1 Samuel 4:13, and of a provincial governor in Nehemiah 3:7 and Psalms 122:5. The throne of Solomon is described at length in 1 Kings 10:18.


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