from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To disallow the action or arguments of, especially by virtue of higher authority: The defense attorney's objection was overruled by the judge.
- transitive v. To decide or rule against: overrule a policy decision.
- transitive v. To declare null and void; reverse.
- transitive v. To dominate by strong influence; prevail over.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To nullify a previous ruling by a higher power.
- v. To dismiss or throw out a protest at a court.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To rule over; to govern or determine by superior authority.
- transitive v. To rule or determine in a contrary way; to decide against; to abrogate or alter
- transitive v. To supersede, reject, annul, or rule against.
- intransitive v. To be superior or supreme in rulling or controlling.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To rule against; reject; pronounce to be invalid or untenable; set aside: as, the plea was overruled.
- To have sway over; exercise rule or controlling influence over; control.
- To influence or turn in another direction, or to another course of action, by greater authority or power: as, the accident was over-ruled for good.
- To exercise control; prevail.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. rule against
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