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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
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Examples of OVERRULE

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

First Known Use of OVERRULE

1576
OVERRULING Defined for Kids

overrule

verb over·rule \ˌō-vər-ˈrül\
over·ruledover·rul·ing

Definition of OVERRULE for Kids

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.>

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