Supersede Su`per*sede", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Superseded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Superseding}.] [L. supersedere, supersessum, to sit above, be superior to, forbear, omit; super above + sedere to sit: cf. F. supers['e]der. See {Sit}, and cf. {Surcease}.] 1. To come, or be placed, in the room of; to replace. [1913 Webster]

2. To displace, or set aside, and put another in place of; as, to supersede an officer. [1913 Webster]

3. To make void, inefficacious, or useless, by superior power, or by coming in the place of; to set aside; to render unnecessary; to suspend; to stay. [1913 Webster]

Nothing is supposed that can supersede the known laws of natural motion. --Bentley. [1913 Webster]

4. (Old Law) To omit; to forbear. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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