The overriding reaction among progressives to the election result was relief, yes, but also a sense of vindication.
The overriding priority is for Pakistan to remain the final decision maker in Afghanistan.
I really want to stay true always to what I feel in my heart is my overriding purpose.
And these are two overriding drivers of health care costs, according to a 2007 McKinsey and Company study.
Meanwhile, the Peace Corps maintains that it has an overriding obligation to protect the privacy of sexual assault victims.
He believed fundamentally in the gracious Word of God revealed to man, as overriding and over-ruling all other authorities.
Accordingly, there is thus produced an overriding of the pressures.
The cowboy's overriding presence in North America's mythology is not difficult to understand.
Yet the command of Zeus his master is urgent, overriding the claims of kindred blood.
With glorious bearing he sprang to his work, overriding obstacles and dangers.
Old English oferridan "to ride across," from ofer "over" (see over) + ridan "to ride" (see ride (v.)). Originally literal, of cavalry, etc. Figurative meaning "to set aside arrogantly" is from 1827. The mechanical sense "to suspend automatic operation" is attested from 1946. As a noun in this sense from 1946. Related: Overrode; overriding; overridden.
overriding o·ver·rid·ing (ō'vər-rī'dĭng)
First in priority; more important than all others.
Of or relating to a fracture in which the broken ends of the bone slip past each other and are held in the overlap position by contracted muscles.
Of or relating to a fetal head that is palpable above the pubic symphysis because of the disproportion between the size of the fetal head and the size of the maternal pelvis.