- To overrule is to veto something or to use your authority to make a different decision than others have made or suggested.
When your boss says you can have a raise butthe president of the company steps in and says that you cannot have a raise so the raise never goes through, this is an example of when the president overrules your boss.
overrule definition by Webster's New World
overrule definition by American Heritage Dictionary
transitive verb o·ver·ruled, o·ver·rul·ing, o·ver·rules
- a. To disallow the action or arguments of, especially by virtue of higher authority: The defense attorney's objection was overruled by the judge.b. To decide or rule against: overrule a policy decision.c. To declare null and void; reverse.
- To dominate by strong influence; prevail over.
overrule - Legal Definition
- To void the findings of another court; overturn; set aside.
- As a judge, to reject or rule against a courtroom objection.