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overrule (v.)

also over-rule, "rule against; set aside, as by a higher authority," 1590s, from over- + rule (v.). It was used earlier in a sense "to govern, control, have sway over" (1570s). Related: Overruled; overruling.

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Definitions of overrule

overrule (v.)
rule against;
The Republicans were overruled when the House voted on the bill
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