Definition of overrule in English:

overrule

Syllabification: o·ver·rule
Pronunciation: /ˌōvə(r)ˈro͞ol
 
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verb

[with object]
1Reject or disallow by exercising one’s superior authority: the Supreme Court overruled the lower court
More example sentences
  • Under the rules outlined by the Pentagon, in the unlikely case that a tribunal hands down an acquittal or a light sentence, US authorities can overrule it and impose their own judgment.
  • A Presidential veto may be overruled by Parliament, provided there are 160 votes in support of such a motion.
  • Under the constitution, to overrule a presidential veto requires a majority of the total number of MPs, meaning 121 of 240 MPs.
Synonyms
Law vacate
formal abrogate
archaic recall
1.1Reject the decision or argument of (someone): he was overruled by his senior managers
More example sentences
  • Usually, of course, the question of overruling a prior decision won't arise.
  • Her husband agrees, but of course self image overrules any outside opinion every time.
  • That decision may yet be overruled if enough clubs challenge it at the annual general meeting on May 30.

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