overrule

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From over- +‎ rule.

VerbEdit

overrule (third-person singular simple present overrules, present participle overruling, simple past and past participle overruled)

  1. (transitive) To rule over; to govern or determine by superior authority.
  2. (transitive) To rule or determine in a contrary way; to decide against; to abrogate or alter.
    • (Can we date this quote by Clarendon and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      His passion and animosity overruled his conscience.
  3. (transitive) To nullify a previous ruling by a higher power.
    The line judge signalled the ball was in, but this was overruled by the umpire.
  4. (transitive, law) To dismiss or throw out (a protest or objection) at a court.

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PronunciationEdit

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VerbEdit

overrule

  1. first-person singular present indicative of overrulen
  2. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of overrulen
  3. imperative of overrulen