O`ver*rule" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Overruled (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Overruling.]


To rule over; to govern or determine by superior authority.


To rule or determine in a contrary way; to decide against; to abrogate or alter; as, God overrules the purposes of men; the chairman overruled the point of order.

His passion and animosity overruled his conscience. Clarendon.

These [difficulties] I had habitually overruled. F. W. Newman.

3. Law

To supersede, reject, annul, or rule against; as, the plea, or the decision, was overruled by the court.


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O`ver*rule", v. i.

To be superior or supreme in rulling or controlling; as, God rules and overrules.



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