Word:

Overrule

O`ver`rule´
v. t.1.To rule over; to govern or determine by superior authority.
[imp. & p. p. Overruled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Overruling.]
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.
3.(Law) To supersede, reject, annul, or rule against; as, the plea, or the decision, was overruled by the court.
v. i.1.To be superior or supreme in rulling or controlling; as, God rules and overrules.
Verb1.overrule - rule against; "The Republicans were overruled when the House voted on the bill"

TO OVERRULE. To annul, to make void. This word is frequently used to signify that a case has been decided directly opposite to a former case; when this takes place, the first decided case is said to be overruled as a precedent, and cannot any longer be considered as of binding authority.
     2. Mr. Greenleaf has made a very valuable collection of overruled cases, of great service to the practitioner.
     3. The term overrule also signifies that a majority of the judges have decided against the opinion of the minority, in which case the latter are said to be overruled.

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