Definitions

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  • v. to preside over, govern, rule; to control
  • v. to conquer, gain control or owndom of
  • v. to grasp, comprehend; to understand
  • v. to neglect, omit; to desist, refrain from, forbear
  • v. to overstay, outstay, overlinger
  • v. to be misunderstood; to misread, misunderstand
  • n. governance, authority, possession, control

Etymologies

From Middle English oversitten ("to gain possession of"), from Old English ofersittan ("to occupy, possess; forbear"), from Proto-Germanic *uber (“over”) + *sitjanan (“to sit”), corresponding to over- +‎ sit. (Wiktionary)

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