Examples of overstep in a Sentence
the principal overstepped her authority in ordering everyone to remain in the unheated school
Recent Examples of overstep from the Web
Constables have overstepped their bounds sometimes.
Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Milton Hirsch ruled that lawmakers overstepped their authority in creating the law this year that forces prosecutors to disprove a defendant’s self-defense claim at a pre-trial hearing.
That measure reflected Republican complaints that Obama had overstepped the power of the presidency and needed to be checked by Congress.
At issue was whether the legislature overstepped its authority when Republicans merged the state elections board and ethics commission, and also decided who would be the executive director in charge of the new board.
But activists recount a long history of authorities' overstepping constitutional bounds because of fears of violence.
Wilson objected, accusing the council of overstepping its authority.
But the Trump administration revoked the guidance this year, arguing that the Obama-era Education and Justice departments had overstepped their executive authority by dictating bathroom policies for local schools.
Mason McQuet also values his dad's penchant for not overstepping his boundaries.
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First Known Use of overstep
before 12th century
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Definition of overstep for English Language Learners
: to go beyond what is proper or allowed by (something)
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