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Meaning of OVERRULE

Pronunciation:  `owvur'rool

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  rule against; "The Republicans were overruled when the House voted on the bill"

OVERRULE is a 8 letter word that starts with O.


 Synonyms: override, overthrow, overturn, reverse
 See Also: decree, rule



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \O`ver*rule"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Overruled}; p. pr.
    & vb. n. {Overruling}.]
    1. To rule over; to govern or determine by superior
    2. To rule or determine in a contrary way; to decide against;
       to abrogate or alter; as, God overrules the purposes of
       men; the chairman overruled the point of order.
             His passion and animosity overruled his conscience.
             These [difficulties] I had habitually overruled.
                                                   --F. W.
    3. (Law) To supersede, reject, annul, or rule against; as,
       the plea, or the decision, was overruled by the court.
  2. \O`ver*rule"\, v. i.
    To be superior or supreme in rulling or controlling; as, God
    rules and overrules. --Shak.
Legal Dictionary
 Definition: A judge's decision not to allow an objection. Also, a decision by a higher court finding that a lower court decision was in error.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: abolish, abrogate, annul, bear reign, cancel, countermand, counterorder, disannul, do away with, invalidate, make void, nullify, override, recall, recant, reign, renege, repeal, rescind, retract, reverse, revoke, rule, rule over, set aside, suspend, sway, vacate, void, waive, wear the crown, wield the scepter, withdraw, write off