Simple Definition of overrule
: to decide that (something or someone) is wrong : to rule against (something or someone)
Examples of overrule in a sentence
The judge overruled the objection.
His conviction was overruled by the supreme court.
First Known Use of overrule
OVERRULE Defined for Kids
Definition of overrule for Students
1 : to decide against <The judge overruled the objection.>
2 : to set aside a decision or ruling made by someone having less authority <Mother overruled our plans.>
Legal Definition of overrule
1 : to rule against <the objection was overruled> — compare sustain
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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