Definition of overrule
to overrule (third-person singular simple present overrules, present participle overruling, simple past and past participle overruled)
- (transitive) To nullify a previous ruling by a higher power.
The line judge signalled the ball was in, but this was overruled by the umpire.
- (transitive, law) To dismiss or throw out a protest at a court.
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