overrule

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overrule (third-person singular simple present overrules, present participle overruling, simple past and past participle overruled)

  1. (transitive) To rule over; to govern or determine by superior authority.
  2. (transitive) # To rule or determine in a contrary way; to decide against; to abrogate or alter.
    • Clarendon
      His passion and animosity overruled his conscience.
  3. (transitive) To nullify a previous ruling by a higher power.
    The line judge signalled the ball was in, but this was overruled by the umpire.
  4. (transitive, law) To dismiss or throw out (a protest or objection) at a court.

1. to rule against or disallow the arguments of (a person): The senator was overruled by the committee chairman. 2. to rule or decide against (a plea, argument, etc.); reject: to overrule an objection. 3. to prevail over so as to change the purpose or action: a delay that overruled our plans. 4. to exercise control or influence over: belief in a beneficent deity that overrules the universe.

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overrule

  1. first-person singular present indicative of overrulen
  2. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of overrulen
  3. imperative of overrulen