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overrule

overrule

verb over·rule \-ˈrül\

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

Full Definition of OVERRULE

transitive verb
1
:  to rule over :  govern
2
:  to prevail over :  overcome
3
a :  to rule against
b :  to set aside :  reverse

Examples of OVERRULE

  1. The judge overruled the objection.
  2. His conviction was overruled by the supreme court.

First Known Use of OVERRULE

1576

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