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    #1

    dethronement or dethronisation

    Hello there,

    I have been trying to find out what the noun from the verb 'dethrone' is, and I have found that dethronement is used more often than dethronistaion.

    Could you tell me if this is true, or if there's any difference between the two words?

    Thank you very much,
    heyt

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    #2

    Re: dethronement or dethronisation

    Hi heyt,
    I've never seen dethronistaion in my life.

    There is a somewhat amusing (though not very reliable site) site called "googlefight."

    You enter your two key words and ask google to do a comparison of how often they are used. Dethronement won, 6430 to 1. In fact, the only google hit for dethronistaion is this page. A plain google search showed 196,000 hits for dethronement, not the small number given by googlefight.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #3

    Re: dethronement or dethronisation

    Shouldn't the word be "dethronisation"? It gets a better score, but still, it doesn't seem to really be a word.

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    #4

    Re: dethronement or dethronisation

    Not a teacher.

    One has an enthronement. One hopes one doesn't have a dethronement.

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    #5

    Re: dethronement or dethronisation

    My dictionary lists dethronement as a derivative noun. No sign of -isation.

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