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supersede

[soo-per-seed] /ˌsu pərˈsid/
verb (used with object), superseded, superseding.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They superseded the old statute with a new one.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
1485-1495
1485-95; < Latin supersedēre to sit above or upon, forbear, equivalent to super- super- + sedēre to sit1
Related forms
supersedable, adjective
superseder, noun
unsuperseded, adjective
unsuperseding, adjective
Synonyms
1. See replace. 2. void, overrule, annul, revoke, rescind.
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Examples from the web for superseding
  • He became the new face of the war, superseding even the president.
  • The superseding indictment brought those sentencing facts forth for a determination by the jury.
  • The committee considered a proposed instruction on superseding cause.
British Dictionary definitions for superseding

supersede

/ˌsuːpəˈsiːd/
verb (transitive)
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
Derived Forms
supersedable, adjective
supersedence, noun
superseder, noun
supersedure (ˌsuːpəˈsiːdʒə) noun
supersession (ˌsuːpəˈsɛʃən) noun
Word Origin
C15: via Old French from Latin supersedēre to sit above, from super- + sedēre to sit
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Word Origin and History for superseding

supersede

v.

mid-15c., Scottish, "postpone, defer," from Middle French superceder "desist, delay, defer," from Latin 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. Related: Superseded; superseding.

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