Su`per*sede" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Superseded (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Superseding.] [L. supersedere, supersessum, to sit above, be superior to, forbear, omit; super above + sedere to sit: cf. F. supers'eder. See Sit, and cf. Surcease.]
To come, or be placed, in the room of; to replace.
To displace, or set aside, and put another in place of; as, to supersede an officer.
To make void, inefficacious, or useless, by superior power, or by coming in the place of; to set aside; to render unnecessary; to suspend; to stay.
Nothing is supposed that can supersede the known laws of natural motion.
To omit; to forbear.
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