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overrule

Definition of overrule

Verb

to overrule (third-person singular simple present overrules, present participle overruling, simple past and past participle overruled)

  1. (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.

  2. (transitive, law) To dismiss or throw out a protest at a court.

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