overrule, overturn, override, overthrow, reverse(verb)
"The Republicans were overruled when the House voted on the bill"
To nullify a previous ruling by a higher power.
The line judge signalled the ball was in, but this was overruled by the umpire.
To dismiss or throw out a protest at a court.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ō-vėr-rōōl′, v.t. to rule over: to influence or to set aside by greater power: (law) to reject or declare to be invalid.—v.i. to prevail.—n. Overrul′er.—adv. Overrul′ingly.
The numerical value of overrule in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of overrule in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
If they had to give it a certificate and overrule us, why have a board in place?
I respect the courts, but the Supreme Court is only that -- the supreme of the courts. It is not the supreme being. It cannot overrule God, when it comes to prayer, when it comes to life, and when it comes to the sanctity of marriage, the court cannot change what God has created.
The issue is -- do the kinds of judges that he says he would insist on, the kind who would overrule Roe v. Wade, who don't believe in gay rights or women's rights, but who think the Constitution is frozen, if he really believes in their philosophy, it's an antiquated philosophy, but it turns out Ted Cruz drops that when it doesn't serve his purpose.
Is it not the glory of the people of America, that, whilst they have paid a decent regard to the opinions of former times and other nations, they have not suffered a blind veneration for antiquity, for custom, or for names, to overrule the suggestions of their own good sense, the knowledge of their own situation, and the lessons of their own experience? To this manly spirit, posterity will be indebted for the possession, and the world for the example, of the numerous innovations displayed on the American theatre, in favor of private rights and public happiness.
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