Overrule

Definition of Overrule

O`ver`rule´
v. t.1.To rule over; to govern or determine by superior authority.
[imp. & p. p. Overruled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Overruling.]
2.To rule or determine in a contrary way; to decide against; to abrogate or alter; as, God overrules the purposes of men; the chairman overruled the point of order.
His passion and animosity overruled his conscience.
- Clarendon.
These [difficulties] I had habitually overruled.
- F. W. Newman.
3.(Law) To supersede, reject, annul, or rule against; as, the plea, or the decision, was overruled by the court.
v. i.1.To be superior or supreme in rulling or controlling; as, God rules and overrules.

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abolish, abrogate, annul, bear reign, countermand, counterorder, disannul, do away with, invalidate, make void, recall, recant, reign, renege, rescind, retract, reverse, revoke, rule, rule over, set aside, suspend, sway, vacate, void, waive, wear the crown, wield the scepter, withdraw, write off
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