overturn the decision

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of overturn the decision

of a court
: to disagree with a decision made earlier by a lower court
  • The appeals court overturned the decision made by the trial court.

Word by Word Definitions

overturn play
  1. : to cause to turn over : upset

  2. : invalidate, destroy

  3. : reverse

  1. : the act of overturning : the state of being overturned

  2. : the sinking of surface water and rise of bottom water in a lake or sea that results from changes in temperature that commonly occur in spring and fall

decision play
  1. : the act or process of deciding

  2. : a determination arrived at after consideration : conclusion

  3. : a report of a conclusion

  1. : to win by being awarded more points than (an opponent)


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