Definition of Overrule

1. Verb. Rule against. "The Republicans were overruled when the House voted on the bill"

Exact synonyms: Override, Overthrow, Overturn, Reverse
Generic synonyms: Decree, Rule
Derivative terms: Reversal



Definition of Overrule

1. v. t. To rule over; to govern or determine by superior authority.

2. v. i. To be superior or supreme in rulling or controlling; as, God rules and overrules.

Definition of Overrule

1. Verb. (transitive) To nullify a previous ruling by a higher power. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive legal) To dismiss or throw out a protest at a court. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Overrule

1. to disallow the arguments of [v -RULED, -RULING, -RULES]

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Literary usage of Overrule

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1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1889)
"The decree of the Circuit Court it reverted, and the сак il remanded to that Court, with a direction to overrule the second demurrer of Mat- tenon, ..."

2. A Treatise on Equity Jurisprudence: As Administered in the United States of by John Norton Pomeroy (1882)
"Equity does riot deny nor overrule the statute; but it declares that fraud or who insist upon holding the advantages accidentally obtained by mistake, ..."

3. The Study of Cases: A Course of Instruction in Reading and Stating Reported by Eugene Wambaugh (1922)
"The Power to overrule. Yet a court has the power to overrule its own decision; and when the decision is shown to be ill-considered, opposed to the analogies ..."

4. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1887)
"As the court below erred in sustaining the demurrer to the original petition, the judgment is reversed, with directions to overrule that demurrer, ..."

5. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1922)
"This verdict has the approval of the trial judge, and under repeated ruling of the Supreme Court, as well as of this court, it was not error to overrule the ..."

6. The Library of American Biography by Jared Sparks (1846)
"They overrule his domestic Anxieties. — His last Appearance in Congress. — His sudden Death. — His Character as a Christian and a Patriot. ..."

7. Federal Equity Practice: A Treatise on the Pleadings Used and Practice by Thomas Atkins Street (1909)
"Matter of Discovery in Answer Does Not overrule Plea. ... An answer containing discovery only cannot overrule a plea.20 In fact, as we are now to learn, ..."

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