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overrule

[oh-ver-rool] /ˌoʊ vərˈrul/
verb (used with object), overruled, overruling.
1.
to rule against or disallow the arguments of (a person):
The senator was overruled by the committee chairman.
2.
to rule or decide against (a plea, argument, etc.); reject:
to overrule an objection.
3.
to prevail over so as to change the purpose or action:
a delay that overruled our plans.
4.
to exercise control or influence over:
belief in a beneficent deity that overrules the universe.
Origin
1570-1580
1570-80; over- + rule
Related forms
overruler, noun
overrulingly, adverb
unoverruled, adjective
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overrule

/ˌəʊvəˈruːl/
verb (transitive)
1.
to disallow the arguments of (a person) by the use of authority
2.
to rule or decide against (an argument, decision, etc)
3.
to prevail over, dominate, or influence
4.
to exercise rule over
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Word Origin and History for un overruled

overrule

v.

"rule against; set aside, as by a higher authority," 1590s, from over- + rule (v.). It was used earlier in a sense "to govern, control" (1570s). Related: Overruled; overruling.

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