supersede

[soo-per-seed]
verb (used with object), superseded, superseding.
1.
to replace in power, authority, effectiveness, acceptance, use, etc., as by another person or thing.
2.
to set aside or cause to be set aside as void, useless, or obsolete, usually in favor of something mentioned; make obsolete: They superseded the old statute with a new one.
3.
to succeed to the position, function, office, etc., of; supplant.

Origin:
1485–95; < Latin supersedēre to sit above or upon, forbear, equivalent to super- super- + sedēre to sit1

supersedable, adjective
superseder, noun
unsuperseded, adjective
unsuperseding, adjective


1. See replace. 2. void, overrule, annul, revoke, rescind.
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supersede (ˌsuːpəˈsiːd)
 
vb
1.  to take the place of (something old-fashioned or less appropriate); supplant
2.  to replace in function, office, etc; succeed
3.  to discard or set aside or cause to be set aside as obsolete or inferior
 
[C15: via Old French from Latin supersedēre to sit above, from super- + sedēre to sit]
 
super'sedable
 
adj
 
super'sedence
 
n
 
super'seder
 
n
 
supersedure
 
n
 
supersession
 
n

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supersede
mid-15c., Scottish, "postpone, defer," from M.Fr. superceder "desist, delay, defer," from L. supersedere "sit on top of, stay clear of, abstain from, forbear, refrain from," from super "above" (see super-) + sedere "to sit" (see sedentary).
In Scottish law, a judicial order protecting a debtor. Meaning "displace, replace" first recorded 1640s.
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Example sentences
The military element is being superseded to a large extent by the civil.
The world of higher education readily supplies examples of what happens when
  donors feel their preferences have been superseded.
The new police superseded the old system of watchmen.
But higher-tech forms of entertainment superseded old-fashioned mini-concerts.
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