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overrule

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verb over·rule \-ˈrül\

Simple Definition of overrule

  • : to decide that (something or someone) is wrong : to rule against (something or someone)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of overrule

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to rule over :  govern

  3. 2 :  to prevail over :  overcome

  4. 3 a :  to rule against b :  to set aside :  reverse

Examples of overrule in a sentence

  1. The judge overruled the objection.

  2. His conviction was overruled by the supreme court.



1576

First Known Use of overrule

1576


OVERRULE Defined for Kids

overrule

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verb over·rule \ˌō-vər-ˈrül\

Definition of overrule for Students

overruled

overruling

  1. 1 :  to decide against <The judge overruled the objection.>

  2. 2 :  to set aside a decision or ruling made by someone having less authority <Mother overruled our plans.>




Law Dictionary

overrule

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transitive verb over·rule \ˌō-vər-ˈrül\

Legal Definition of overrule

  1. 1 :  to rule against <the objection was overruled> — compare sustain

  2. 2a :  to rule against upon review by virtue of a higher authority :  set aside, reverse <the appeals court overruled the trial court's decision> b :  to set aside as a precedent or guide <did not intend to overrule prior jurisprudence in that area> <refused to overrule the landmark case> — compare follow




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