Overrule Definition

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To declare (a court ruling or other precedent) as superseded and no longer accurate with regard to a legal question.
In Brown v. Board of Education, the Supreme Court overruled Plessy v. Ferguson.
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To set aside or decide against by virtue of higher authority; rule against or rule out; annul or reverse.
Webster's New World
To have a dominant influence over; prevail over.
Webster's New World
To reject or annul (a decision or recommendation, for example).
Overrule a decision about hiring a job candidate; overrule a call by an umpire.
American Heritage
To reject or annul a decision made by (someone).
Overrule an umpire.
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