AskDefine | Define overrule

Dictionary Definition

overrule v : rule against; "The Republicans were overruled when the House voted on the bill" [syn: overturn, override, overthrow, reverse]

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English

Verb

  1. 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.

Translations

To nullify a previous ruling by a higher power
To dismiss or throw out a protest at a court

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

abolish, abrogate, annul, bear reign, cancel, countermand, counterorder, disannul, do away with, invalidate, make void, nullify, override, recall, recant, reign, renege, repeal, rescind, retract, reverse, revoke, rule, rule over, set aside, suspend, sway, vacate, void, waive, wear the crown, wield the scepter, withdraw, write off
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