Associations to the word «Overrule»


OVERRULE, verb. (transitive) To rule over; to govern or determine by superior authority.
OVERRULE, verb. (transitive) # To rule or determine in a contrary way; to decide against; to abrogate or alter.
OVERRULE, verb. (transitive) To nullify a previous ruling by a higher power.
OVERRULE, verb. (transitive) (legal) To dismiss or throw out (a protest or objection) at a court.

Dictionary definition

OVERRULE, verb. Rule against; "The Republicans were overruled when the House voted on the bill".

Wise words

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