overrule

  • 1 overrule — over·rule /ˌō vər rül/ vt 1: to rule against the objection was overruled compare sustain 2 a: to rule against upon review by virtue of a higher authority: set aside reverse …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 Overrule — O ver*rule , v. i. To be superior or supreme in rulling or controlling; as, God rules and overrules. Shak. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Overrule — O ver*rule , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Overruled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Overruling}.] 1. To rule over; to govern or determine by superior authority. [1913 Webster] 2. To rule or determine in a contrary way; to decide against; to abrogate or alter; as, God …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 overrule — UK US /ˌəʊvəˈruːl/ verb [T] ► to use greater authority to change a decision that has already been made: »A federal appeals court in Washington has overruled the decision of the lower court. »They would work on a problem, come up with a good… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 5 overrule — (v.) rule against; set aside, as by a higher authority, 1590s, from OVER (Cf. over) + RULE (Cf. rule) (v.). Related: Overruled; overruling …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 overrule — ► VERB ▪ reject or disallow by exercising one s superior authority …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 overrule — [ō΄vər ro͞ol′] vt. overruled, overruling 1. to set aside or decide against by virtue of higher authority; rule against or rule out; annul or reverse 2. to have a dominant influence over; prevail over …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 overrule — verb Overrule is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑judge Overrule is used with these nouns as the object: ↑decision …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 9 overrule — UK [ˌəʊvəˈruːl] / US [ˌoʊvərˈrul] verb [transitive] Word forms overrule : present tense I/you/we/they overrule he/she/it overrules present participle overruling past tense overruled past participle overruled to officially change a decision that… …

    English dictionary

  • 10 overrule — override / overrule [v] cancel, reverse a decision alter, annul, bend to one’s will*, control, countermand, direct, disallow, disregard, dominate, govern, ignore, influence, invalidate, make null and void*, make void, not heed, nullify, outvote,… …

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  • 11 overrule — overruler, n. overrulingly, adv. /oh veuhr roohl /, v.t., 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,… …

    Universalium

  • 12 overrule — o|ver|rule [ˌəuvəˈru:l US ˌou ] v [T] to change an order or decision that you think is wrong, using your official power ▪ The House of Lords overruled the decision of the Court of Appeal. ▪ They have the power to overrule the local council …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 overrule — transitive verb Date: 1576 1. to rule over ; govern 2. to prevail over ; overcome 3. a. to rule against b. to set aside ; reverse …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 14 overrule — verb a) To nullify a previous ruling by a higher power. The line judge signalled the ball was in, but this was overruled by the umpire. b) To dismiss or throw out a protest at a court …

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  • 15 overrule — Synonyms and related words: 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 …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 16 overrule — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. override, reverse, set aside, contravene, rescind, veto, cancel, countermand. See nullification, rejection. II (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To nullify] Syn. invalidate, rule against, override; see cancel 2 …

    English dictionary for students

  • 17 overrule — o|ver|rule [ ,ouvər rul ] verb transitive to officially change a decision that someone else has made: Orders given even by the most senior military commanders could be overruled by the President …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 overrule — [[t]o͟ʊvə(r)ru͟ːl[/t]] overrules, overruling, overruled also over rule VERB If someone in authority overrules a person or their decision, they officially decide that the decision is incorrect or not valid. [V n] In 1991, the Court of Appeal… …

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  • 19 overrule — v. reject an opposition in a court hearing; decide against; void, annul …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 20 overrule — verb reject or disallow by exercising one s superior authority …

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